What is gild?

  • (verb): Decorate with, or as if with, gold leaf or liquid gold.
    Synonyms: begild, engild
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Famous quotes containing the word gild:

    For my part, if a lie may do thee grace,
    I’ll gild it with the happiest terms I have.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Ah, Hope! what would life be, stripped of thy encouraging smiles, that teach us to look behind the dark clouds of to-day, for the golden beams that are to gild the morrow.
    Susanna Moodie (1803–1885)

    What art can paint or gild any object in afterlife with the glow which Nature gives to the first baubles of childhood. St. Peter’s cannot have the magical power over us that the red and gold covers of our first picture-book possessed. How the imagination cleaves to the warm glories of that tinsel even now! What entertainments make every day bright and short for the fine freshman!
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)