amalgam gilding.

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  • Gilding — is the art of applying a thin layer of gold, simulated gold, or other metal to a surface. Products employed may be real gold leaf ranging in karats from 9 up to 24; imitation leaf composition gold, Dutch metal leaf, aluminum leaf, copper leaf;… …   Wikipedia

  • gilding — /gil ding/, n. 1. the application of gilt. 2. the gold leaf or other material with which something is gilded. 3. the golden surface produced by the application of gilt. 4. something used to create a deceptively pleasing, impressive, or alluring… …   Universalium

  • fire gilding — noun : a mode of gilding with an amalgam of gold and quicksilver, the latter metal being driven off by heat * * * a process of gilding metalwork in which the metal base is coated with an amalgam of gold and mercury, the latter subsequently being… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fire gilding — a process of gilding metalwork in which the metal base is coated with an amalgam of gold and mercury, the latter subsequently being driven off by heat. Also called amalgam gilding. [1825 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • Fire gilding — Fire Fire (f[imac]r), n. [OE. fir, fyr, fur AS. f[=y]r; akin to D. vuur, OS. & OHG. fiur, G. feuer, Icel. f[=y]ri, f[=u]rr, Gr. py^r, and perh. to L. purus pure, E. pure Cf. {Empyrean}, {Pyre}.] 1. The evolution of light and heat in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wash gilding — Water gilding Wa ter gild ing The act, or the process, of gilding metallic surfaces by covering them with a thin coating of amalgam of gold, and then volatilizing the mercury by heat; called also {wash gilding}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Water gilding — Wa ter gild ing The act, or the process, of gilding metallic surfaces by covering them with a thin coating of amalgam of gold, and then volatilizing the mercury by heat; called also {wash gilding}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wash-gilding — washˈ gildˈing noun A gilding made with an amalgam of gold from which the mercury is driven off by heat, leaving a coating of gold • • • Main Entry: ↑wash …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gold amalgam — Gold Gold (g[=o]ld), n. [AS. gold; akin to D. goud, OS. & G. gold, Icel. gull, Sw. & Dan. guld, Goth. gul[thorn], Russ. & OSlav. zlato; prob. akin to E. yellow. [root]49, 234. See {Yellow}, and cf. {Gild}, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Chem.) A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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