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Synonyms for gilded

having the deep slightly brownish color of gold

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based on pretense

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rich and superior in quality

made from or covered with gold


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There were not lacking, however, evidences of what we may call the intelligent egoism of a youth who is charmed with the indolent, careless life of an only son, and who lives as it were in a gilded cage.
But the May Lord, he of the gilded staff, chancing to look into his Lady's eyes, was wonder struck at the almost pensive glance that met his own.
The youth, in the peril of the moment, had dropped his gilded staff, and thrown his arm about the Lady of the May, who leaned against his breast, too lightly to burden him, but with weight enough to express that their destinies were linked together, for good or evil.
No apothecary would have deemed himself in the way of obtaining custom without setting up a gilded mortar, if not a head of Galen or Hippocrates, from the skilful hand of Drowne.
Whether it were the monarch himself, or some famous British admiral or general, or the governor of the province, or perchance the favorite daughter of the ship-owner, there the image stood above the prow, decked out in gorgeous colors, magnificently gilded, and staring the whole world out of countenance, as if from an innate consciousness of its own superiority.
One of his productions, an Indian chief, gilded all over, stood during the better part of a century on the cupola of the Province House, bedazzling the eyes of those who looked upward, like an angel of the sun.
Jupiter was clad in a coat of mail, covered with black velvet, with gilt nails; and had it not been for the rouge, and the huge red beard, each of which covered one-half of his face,--had it not been for the roll of gilded cardboard, spangled, and all bristling with strips of tinsel, which he held in his hand, and in which the eyes of the initiated easily recognized thunderbolts,--had not his feet been flesh-colored, and banded with ribbons in Greek fashion, he might have borne comparison, so far as the severity of his mien was concerned, with a Breton archer from the guard of Monsieur de Berry.
With the former technique, the artist could control fairly precisely the area gilded, while use of the latter method resulted in an uneven line of spill beyond the borders of the design, a detail visible in the color photographs of nos.
Near these stood a boy, a real gilded nude, like an angel, who spurted water from his loins like a fountain."(20)
The Corinthian is a classic fluted shape, inspired by the Meridian collection of Lenox fine china giftware, set on a round brass base and topped with a five-sided, bell shaped stretch shade with a scalloped and gilded top edge.
Gilded Age Period of gross materialism and blatant political corruption in American history during the 1870s that gave rise to important novels of social and political criticism.
What many scholars stress is that behind the sometimes ludicrous costumes and poses were some of the most influential organizations of the Gilded Age--among them the Grange, the Ku Klux Klan, and the Grand Army of the Republic.
A character in <IR> THE GILDED AGE </IR> (1873), by Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner.
Gilded Balloon Teviot August 12 - 26 black is the COLOUR of my voice apphia campbell's hit solo show based on the life of nina simone returns to the fringe after a sold-out run in london's West end.
A statement from the venue, the Gilded Balloon, said: "Due to medical circumstances, Andy has had to withdraw from appearing in The Junkies.