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Guilding

- Noun

The art or practice of overlaying or covering with gold leaf; also, a thin coating or wash of gold, or of that which resembles gold.

- Noun

Any superficial coating or appearance, as opposed to what is solid and genuine.

- Noun

Gold in leaf, powder, or liquid, for application to any surface.


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