Definition of Gold leaf

1. Noun. A very thin form of gold foil.

Generic synonyms: Gold Foil
Terms within: Atomic Number 79, Au, Gold

Definition of Gold leaf

1. Noun. Gold beaten into a thin sheet. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gold Leaf

gold compounds
gold digger
gold diggers
gold dust
gold equivalent
gold farmer
gold farmers
gold farming
gold fern
gold fever
gold foil
gold general
gold generals
gold inlay
gold isotopes
gold leaf (current term)
gold medal
gold medalist
gold medalists
gold medallist
gold medallists
gold medals
gold mine
gold miner
gold mines
gold number
gold of pleasure
gold panner
gold piece
gold pieces

Literary usage of Gold leaf

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1. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1906)
"On a Portable Gold-leaf Electrometer for Low or High Potentials, ... When the gold leaf is earthed its potential differs from that of the inner case by 50 ..."

2. The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by Isaac Smith Homans, William Buck Dana (1863)
"It is a combination of gold and silver leaf, and is used for similar purposes and as a substitute for gold leaf, and therefore is liable to duty, ..."

3. A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism by James Clerk Maxwell (1904)
"We may suppose the electroscope to consist of a strip of gold leaf hanging ... If the gold leaf becomes electrified it will incline towards the body whose ..."

4. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"Taking a cubic inch of gold at 4900 grains, this gold-leaf is the 367500th part of an inch in thickness, or about 1200 times thinner than ordinary printing ..."

5. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1904)
"On the Structure of gold leaf and the Absorption Spectrum of Gold." By JW MALLET, FRS, Professor of Chemistry in the University of Virginia. ..."

6. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1910)
"I will, however, show you that gold leaf does fall as fast when the resistance of the air is excluded; for if I take a piece of gold leaf and hang it in the ..."

7. Medical lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science, Containing a Concise by Robley Dunglison (1866)
"The intestina recta of the ox, which have been beaten quito smooth for the manufacture of gold leaf. Used as a defensive dressing for slight cuts, Ac. GOLD, ..."

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