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gilt-edged(gĭlt′ĕjd′) also gilt-edge (-ĕj′)
1. Having gilded edges, as the pages of a book.
2. Of the highest quality or value: gilt-edged securities; gilt-edged credentials.
3. Very wealthy: "Barricades prevented the curious from coming any closer to the gathering of gilt-edged mourners" (Edward Rothstein).