gold brick


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gold brick

n.
1. A bar of gilded cheap metal that appears to be genuine gold.
2. A fraudulent, worthless substitute.

gold brick

n
1. something with only a superficial appearance of value
2. informal US an idler or shirker
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Among other offerings, we were permitted to handle the jewelled belt presented to the pugilist by the State of Nevada, a gold brick from the citizens of Sacramento, and a model of himself in solid silver from the Fisticuff Club in New York.
In another moment he had taken out the jewelled belt presented to Maguire by the State of Nevada, the solid silver statuette of himself, and the gold brick from the citizens of Sacramento.
I had flown; so had the gold brick, the jewelled belt, and the silver statuette.
Raffles wished him good-morning, as well he might; for he had been upstairs to wash his face and hands; and in the prize-fighter's great hat and fur coat he might have marched round Scotland Yard itself, in spite of his having the gold brick from Sacramento in one pocket, the silver statuette of Maguire in the other, and round his waist the jewelled belt presented to that worthy by the State of Nevada.
Tenders are invited for 2nd call for construction of communicated road from old kalna katwa road at mysore para to gold brick filed via natungram football ground under katwa-ii
According to CNN, the gold brick lighthouse features two blue stars, commemorating the youngster who introduced himself saying, "I'm Lane Thomas; I'm 2.
LESLIE ROSS IS BAR DIRECTOR OF TREADSACK HOSPITALITY AND LIFESTYLE GROUP IN HOUSTON, TX, which currently includes Johnny's Gold Brick and Down House, and the upcoming concepts Hunky Dory, Foreign Correspondents and Bernadine's.
The gold brick keychains are really pretty; we think they'd make great wedding souvenirs.
Kleinpeter appeals to local customers through cross-branding other Louisiana products, such as Ponchatoula strawberries, Bergeron pecans, and Elmer's Gold Brick Eggs.
6 If watching Arsenal bang their heads against an old gold brick wall is your cup of tea, then this was the match for you.