What is gilt?

  • (adj): Having the deep slightly brownish color of gold.
    Synonyms: aureate, gilded, gold, golden
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on gilt:

Art Collections Of Holkham Hall - Furnishings and Decoration - Description of The Major Interiors
... by plaster swags held in the talons of gilt plaster eagles ... central palladian window is framed by elaborate corinthian columns and pilasters, the room has a gilt cornice around the plain ceiling ... with the ceiling, dado, window surrounds and niche over the fireplace white with gilt highlights ...
Grand Croix Of The Légion D'honneur - Classes and Insignia
... is a five-armed "Maltese Asterisk" (for want of a better description — see Maltese Cross) in gilt (in silver for chevalier) enamelled white, with an enamelled laurel and oak wreath between the arms ... 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 ...
Terry Pratchett's Going Postal - Differences From The Book
... and Gladys as well as other minor characters (like Gilt's associates) are removed ... machine which caused the original collapse of the post office Reacher Gilt is present when the Clacks message sent by Moist is read out ... the book they lose it because of a scheme by Gilt and his associates ...
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 the ... alabaster Corinthian columns support a colossal carved and gilt cornice ... chandeliers light up the room with either gas or electric, and 18, 22 or 24 carat gold gilt adheres to the wall through rabbit skin glue ...
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) ... en argent = silver star palme en vermeil = silver-gilt palm ...

More definitions of "gilt":

  • (noun): A coating of gold or of something that looks like gold.
    Synonyms: gilding

Famous quotes containing the word gilt:

    The moment when she crawled out onto the back of the open limousine in which her husband had been murdered was the first and last time the American people would see Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis crawl.... She was the last great private public figure in this country. In a time of gilt and glitz and perpetual revelation, she was perpetually associated with that thing so difficult to describe yet so simple to recognize, the apotheosis of dignity.
    Anna Quindlen (b. 1952)

    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)