cloth of gold

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cloth of gold

n
(Textiles) cloth woven from silk threads interspersed with gold
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The dews were so heavy that the fields glistened like cloth of silver and there were such heaps of rustling leaves in the hollows of many-stemmed woods to run crisply through.
Its curtains were of damask, with leafy wreaths and garlands, figured upon a gold and silver ground, and fringed along the edges with broideries of pearls, and it stood in a room hung with rows of the queen's devices in cut black velvet upon cloth of silver. Louis XIV had gold embroidered caryatides fifteen feet high in his apartment.
For example, the tiara given by Queen Isabella II of Spain to Pius IV in the 19th century -- cloth of silver embroidered with gold metal thread, is studded with 19,000 precious stones, most of them diamonds.