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gil ding

  • n  a coating of gold or of something that looks like gold
  • v  decorate with, or as if with, gold leaf or liquid gold

  • We think our gilding dazzles them, though we ignore their own gilding when choosing our friends and mates.
  • Aspen trees are gilding, and a few fly fishermen wade into the river.
  • Wynn has become the anti-Trump, hiding the bling, de-gilding the chandeliers, putting the Ferrari dealership in the back.
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  • John Howard in Melbourne Herald Sun
    We know already that the drought has taken up to three-quarters to one per cent of our growth. The longer it goes on the harder the impact,Mr Howard said. "These are just stark facts. I'm not gilding the lilly. I wish I had another story....
  • Steve Carell in Newsday
    Carell's grace under pressure - all the abuse and the birds and the ark-building, which Shadyac claimed Carell can actually do ("He's gilding the lily on that one," Carell said) - earned the admiration of his co-stars.
  • Benjamin Franklin in Minneapolis Star Tribune
    The latter is a cruder way of saying what my hero Benjamin Franklin wrote for his epitaph, "The body of B. Franklin, Printer, (Like the Cover of an Old Book, Its Contents torn Out, And Stript of its Lettering and Gilding), Lies Here, Food for Worms....

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