Gold blocking

printing with gold leaf, as upon a book cover, by means of an engraved block.

See also: Gold

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Capstan operating, metal polishing, wheel bracing, die sinking, wire drawing and gold blocking - these were some of the trades with which they were involved.
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