golden chain

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golden chain

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(Plants) another name for laburnum
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Noun1.golden chain - an ornamental shrub or tree of the genus Laburnumgolden chain - an ornamental shrub or tree of the genus Laburnum; often cultivated for Easter decorations
genus Laburnum, Laburnum - flowering shrubs or trees having bright yellow flowers; all parts of the plant are poisonous
flowering shrub - shrub noted primarily for its flowers
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For to the eyes of all the Utopians, except very few, which had been in other countries for some reasonable cause, all that gorgeousness of apparel seemed shameful and reproachful; in so much that they most reverently saluted the vilest and most abject of them for lords; passing over the Ambassadors themselves without any honour; judging them by their wearing of golden chains to be bondmen.
Upon his head he wore a purple velvet cap, and purple velvet was his robe, all trimmed about with rich ermine; his jerkin and hose were of sea-green silk, and his shoes of black velvet, the pointed toes fastened to his garters with golden chains.
A few of the uninjured red men battled bravely against their cruel foes, but for the most part they seemed too overwhelmed by the horror of the catastrophe that had befallen them to do more than submit supinely to the golden chains with which they were manacled.
First there marched four officers of the jeddak's Guard bearing a huge salver on which reposed, upon a cushion of scarlet silk, a great golden chain with a collar and padlock at each end.
Dorothy introduced him to her friends as the Guardian of the Gates, and they noticed a big bunch of keys suspended on the golden chain that hung around his neck.
As they pressed her further with questions, she threw them the golden chain from her neck.
And he showed her, lying on the palm of his hand, a Locket of a deep crimson colour, the same shape as the blue one and, like it, attached to a slender golden chain.
A golden chain, to which was attached a small reliquary of the same metal, hung round her neck.