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gilt - Describes a surface given a coating of gold, usually either gold leaf or gold plate.

Not to be confused with "guilt." (Don't even THINK about blaming me!)


Examples of gilt objects include:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also see gilding and fire gilding or ormolu.

 

 

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