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golden

[Probabaly from folklore's "golden egg"] When used to describe a magnetic medium (e.g. "golden disk", "golden tape"), describes one containing a tested, up-to-spec, ready-to-ship software version. Compare platinum-iridium.

Zolotoi (Golden) Barrow

 

(1) A barrow located 5 km from the city of Simferopol’ in the Crimea. Excavated by N. I. Veselovskii in 1900, it contained burials with flexed skeletons of the Bronze Age. Later (in the fifth century B.C.) a Scythian warrior was buried in the mound. The excavation revealed the remains of a shield covered with iron scales, an iron sword inside a leather sheath with gold inlays in the lower part, 180 bronze arrowheads with remains of a wooden quiver covered with a silver leaf, and bronze ornaments, among other objects.

(2) A barrow (21 m high, 240 m in circumference) on the outskirts of the city of Kerch’ in the Crimea. On the outside, the mound was faced with stone. In 1832 three stone crypts, plundered in ancient times, were discovered. The round burial chamber of the main crypt (6.4 m in diameter, 9 m high), built dry in 17 rows of hewn limestone, was topped by a stepped dome. A dromos leading into the chamber (4.75 m long) also had a stepped covering. Zolotoi Barrow dates from the fourth century B.C. and is probably the tomb of a nobleman of the Bosporus State.

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Gaidukevich V. F.Bosporskoe tsarstvo. Moscow-Leningrad, 1949.
Tsvetaeva G. A.Sokrovishcha prichernomorskikh kurganov. Moscow, 1968.
References in classic literature ?
With golden comb so lustrous, And thereby a song sings, It has a tone so wondrous, That powerful melody rings.
Give it up, I implore you, for I would a thousand times rather lose the Talking Bird, and the Singing Tree and the Golden Water, than that you should run into danger.
Answer him thus: ''Your master, the King, has sent me to tell you that you must send him his golden garment that is like the sun.
The central box contained the lean but pompous Sheriff, his bejeweled wife, and their daughter, a supercilious young woman enough, who, it was openly hinted, was hoping to receive the golden arrow from the victor and thus be crowned queen of the day.
With a bound I was on the steps of the platform beside Than Kosis, and as he stood riveted with surprise I brought my long-sword down upon the golden chain that would have bound Dejah Thoris to another.
Upon the ground lie ornaments of gold, One with the dust, and none to gather them, Hair-pins of jade and many a costly gem, Kingfishers' wings and golden birds scarce cold.
Then Violet hung the wreath above the throne, and with weary foot went forth again, out into the cold, dark gardens, and still the golden shadows followed her, and wherever they fell, flowers bloomed and green leaves rustled.
They stood, or sat, or reclined upon the grass, as seemed good to each, with the departing sunshine falling obliquely over them, and mingling its subdued cheerfulness with the solemnity of a grove of ancient trees, beneath and amid the boughs of which the golden rays were constrained to pass.
There was hardly a hope, or a possibility, that any young man who should undertake this voyage would either succeed in obtaining the Golden Fleece, or would survive to return home, and tell of the perils he had run.
It is written inside the Golden Cap," replied the Queen of the Mice.
Then the gardener's eldest son set out and thought to find the golden bird very easily; and when he had gone but a little way, he came to a wood, and by the side of the wood he saw a fox sitting; so he took his bow and made ready to shoot at it.
The balcony on which these young girls stood opened from a chamber richly tapestried in fawn-colored Flanders leather, stamped with golden foliage.