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Word Example of - gold

    Example Sentences for gold

    This gold must not find its way into the pockets of the mob.

    Authors, like coins, grow dear as they grow old; It is the rust we value, not the gold.

    I take it we want to play an occasional rag on the Gold bedroom?

    The natives wore plates of gold as ornaments upon their necks.

    Manifest my innocence; and if it be gold, thou shalt have thy desire.

    Before many years had passed, the gold that was near the surface had been gathered.

    This silken sheet with gold fringe is imperative for all communications to the queen.

    Gold that is not united with other metals is called "free milling gold."

    The cups are in white porcelain with raised designs in gold and enamel.

    This is the chloride that is formed when the chlorine gas unites with the gold.

Word Origin & History of - gold

    Word Origin & History

    gold O.E. gold, from P.Gmc. *gulth- (cf. O.S., O.Fris., O.H.G. gold, Ger. Gold, M.Du. gout, Du. goud, O.N. gull, Dan. guld, Goth. gulþ), from PIE base *ghel-/*ghol- "yellow, green," possibly ult. "bright" (cf. O.C.S. zlato, Rus. zoloto, Skt. hiranyam, O.Pers. daraniya-, Avestan zaranya- "gold;" see Chloe). In reference to the color of the metal, it is recorded from c.1400. Golden replaced M.E. gilden, from O.E. gyldan. Gold is one of the few Mod.Eng. nouns that form adjs. meaning "made of ______" by adding -en (e.g. wooden, leaden, waxen, olden); O.E. also had silfren "made of silver," stænen ..."made of stone." Goldenrod is 1568; goldfinch is from O.E. goldfinc; goldfish is from 1698, introduced into England from China, where they are native. Gold-digger "woman who pursues men for their money," first recorded 1915. Goldbrick (n.) "shirker" (1914) is World War I armed forces slang, from earlier verb meaning "to swindle, cheat" (1902) from the old con game of selling spurious "gold" bricks. Golden mean "avoidance of excess" translates L. aurea mediocritas (Horace). Golden rule (originally Golden law) so called from 1674."Do not do unto others as you would that they should do unto you. Their tastes may not be the same." [George Bernard Shaw, 1898]

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