pure gold


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Noun1.pure gold - 100 per cent gold
atomic number 79, Au, gold - a soft yellow malleable ductile (trivalent and univalent) metallic element; occurs mainly as nuggets in rocks and alluvial deposits; does not react with most chemicals but is attacked by chlorine and aqua regia
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But he took it home on second thoughts, and soon found to his delight that it was an egg of pure gold. Every morning the same thing occurred, and he soon became rich by selling his eggs.
He therefore was not able to admit the petitioner, who then addressed himself to Rosa, offering to buy her a head-dress of pure gold if she would get the bulbs for him.
It has great value not only from the amount of pure gold that is in it, but as an antique.
The gates had bars of pure gold, and on either side of each gateway were built high towers, from which floated gay banners.
It was of pure gold, and the arms of the Prince and Princess shone like a star upon it; the coachman, the footmen, and the outriders, for outriders were there, too, all wore golden crowns.
And when she had washed up on the third night she bit the third nut, and there was a still more beautiful dress inside that was made of pure gold. When the bride saw it she wanted to have it, but the maid would only give it her on condition that she should sleep for the third time by the Prince's door.
So brave and noble a man, Roger, has a heart of pure gold."
"The sceptres and crowns of those play-actor emperors," said Sancho, "were never yet pure gold, but only brass foil or tin."
There it underwent a change, and grew more precious than pure gold.
As the clock struck twelve he heard a rustling noise in the air, and a bird came flying that was of pure gold; and as it was snapping at one of the apples with its beak, the gardener's son jumped up and shot an arrow at it.
"I think it is pure gold, and it must have lain hidden in the sand for a long time.
And yet once or twice he saw the pure gold of this girl shine through the mist that his egotism had raised between him and all objects.