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process of applying a thin layer of real or imitation gold to a surface. The process is employed on wood, metal, ivory, leather, paper, glass, porcelain, and fabrics and is used to embellish the decorative elements, domes, and vaults of buildings. Gold, or a substitute, may be applied in leaf form to a surface prepared by a treatment of size, mercury, acid, or heat. The applied leaf is burnished or left matte. Mechanical and chemical gilding of metals has been largely superseded by electroplating (see platingplating,
application of a plate, or coat, of metal to a surface for decoration, reflection of light, protection against corrosion, or increased wearing quality. The practice is of ancient origin: gilding was developed early; the Romans soldered silver plates to articles of baser
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). The art of gilding is of ancient origin. It was lavishly employed in Egypt, Greece, and Rome and during the Renaissance and has been used continuously in Asia.
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Gold leaf, gold flakes, or brass, applied as a surface finish.
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(graphic arts)
Overlaying material with a thin layer of gold.
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1. Gold leaf, gold flakes, brass, etc., applied as a surface finish.
2. The surface so produced.
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Gilding believes that the world's peoples will unite to transform the world's destructive systems.--Books in Brief [review of The Great Disruption by Paul Gilding), Jan-Feb 2012, p.
Mark Hughes from Peter Gilding & Co said: "As a very high user of energy we knew we should be investing in alternative, sustainable sources of energy from a company point of view.
The Great Disruption, you see, is not just another apocalyptic screed, but rather, as Kirkus Reviews explained, "a remarkably optimistic view of the brave new world in our future." Gilding even got a high-five from Tom "the world is flat" Friedman, right there in the august pages of The New York Times.
For their part Moseley are adamant they needed tighthead Gilding and point to the fact Sigley was unfit and when he did come on against Titans and that he lasted just a few minutes before being withdrawn again.
Gilding is the adornment of a surface with pure gold leaf.
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