gold leaf

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gold leaf

very thin gold sheet with a thickness usually between 0.076 and 0.127 micrometre, produced by rolling or hammering gold and used for gilding woodwork, etc.

Gold leaf

Very thin sheets of beaten or rolled gold, used for gilding and inscribing on glass; usually contains a very small percentage of copper and silver. Heavy gold leaf can be classified as gold foil.

gold leaf

[¦gōld ′lēf]
(metallurgy)
Gold beaten or rolled into extremely thin sheets or leaves (10-6 inch or 25 nanometers thick); leaves are stored in books (a book consists of 25 leaves), the paper of which is rubbed with chalk to keep the leaves from sticking.

gold leaf

Very thin sheets of beaten or rolled gold, used for gilding and inscribing on glass; usually contains a very small percentage of copper and silver. Sometimes heavy gold leaf is classified as gold foil.
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The Allens' elegant dining room table is set with gold-rimmed china, silver mint julep cups, ornaments used as place card holders, and a gold-leafed angel and crown that belonged to Kathy's late mother.