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gold leaf

n.
Gold beaten into extremely thin sheets used especially for gilding.
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gold leaf

n
(Metallurgy) very thin gold sheet with a thickness usually between 0.076 and 0.127 micrometre, produced by rolling or hammering gold and used for gilding woodwork, etc
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gold′ leaf′


n.
gold in the form of very thin foil, as for gilding.
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Noun1.gold leaf - a very thin form of gold foilgold leaf - a very thin form of gold foil  
gold foil - foil made of 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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Translations

gold leaf

nlamina d'oro
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With just a few craft store supplies and a little time, anyone can create these amazing colorful designer gold-leafed eggs.
After 37 years of neglect and decay, the Fox is throwing open its newly buffed doors with a splashy gala February 5, when lucky ticket holders will sashay around a space that's said to outsparkle even the Paramount Theatre, the gold-leafed art deco confection around the corner.
In the movie The King and I, for instance, there was "The Small House of Uncle Thomas," a folk ballet as precise as classical Thai sculpture, wood-cut and gold-leafed. Its refrain--"Run Eliza ran, run from Simon"--was tattooed on the eye and ear, unforgettably, by Robbins.