What is gilt?

  • (noun): A coating of gold or of something that looks like gold.
    Synonyms: gilding
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on gilt:

Art Collections Of Holkham Hall - Furnishings and Decoration - Description of The Major Interiors
... above are oval niches surrounded by plaster swags held in the talons of gilt plaster eagles ... palladian window is framed by elaborate corinthian columns and pilasters, the room has a gilt cornice around the plain ceiling ... the ceiling, dado, window surrounds and niche over the fireplace white with gilt highlights ...
Terry Pratchett's Going Postal - Differences From The Book
... as well as other minor characters (like Gilt's associates) are removed ... the original collapse of the post office Reacher Gilt is present when the Clacks message sent by Moist is read out ... in the book they lose it because of a scheme by Gilt and his associates ...
Croix De Guerre 1939–1945 - Acknowledgements
... a silver-gilt star for those who had been mentioned at the corps level ... a silver-gilt palm for those who had been mentioned at the Free French Forces level (World War II only) ... étoile en argent = silver star palme en vermeil = silver-gilt palm ...
The Breakers - Layout - First Floor
... by Jules Allard and Sons, the music room boasts a gilt coffered ceiling lined with silver and gold, as well as an elliptical ceiling molding which bears ... where 12 freestanding alabaster Corinthian columns support a colossal carved and gilt cornice ... either gas or electric, and 18, 22 or 24 carat gold gilt adheres to the wall through rabbit skin glue ...
Grand Croix Of The Légion D'honneur - Classes and Insignia
... Asterisk" (for want of a better description — see Maltese Cross) in gilt (in silver for chevalier) enamelled white, with an enamelled laurel and oak ... The obverse central disc is in gilt, featuring the head of Marianne, surrounded by the legend République Française on a blue enamel ring ... The reverse central disc is also in gilt, with a set of crossed tricolores, surrounded by the Légion's motto Honneur et Patrie (Honour and Fatherland) and its foundation date on a blue enamel ring ...

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Famous quotes containing the word gilt:

    Edith: This complete loveliness will fade. And we shall forget what it was like.
    Edward: Edith, don’t.
    Edith: Oh, it’s bound to. Just a few years and the gilt wears off the gingerbread.
    Edward: Darling, answer me one thing truthfully. Have you ever seen gingerbread with gilt on it?
    Edith: [laughing] Fool!
    Edward: Then the whole argument is disposed of.
    Reginald Berkeley (1890 N1935)

    One touch of nature makes the whole world kin,
    That all, with one consent, praise new-born gauds.
    And give to dust that is a little gilt
    More laud than gilt o’er dusted;
    The present eye praises the present object.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    In that November off Tehuantepec,
    The slopping of the sea grew still one night
    And in the morning summer hued the deck

    And made one think of rosy chocolate
    And gilt umbrellas.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)