mosaic gold

mosaic gold
ormolu or`mo*lu" ([^o]r`m[-o]*l[udd]"), n. [F. or moulu; or gold (L. aurum) + moulu, p. p. of moudre to grind, to mill, L. molere. See {Aureate}, and {Mill}.] A variety of brass made to resemble gold by the use of less zinc and more copper in its composition than ordinary brass contains. Its golden color is often heightened by means of lacquer of some sort, or by use of acids. Called also {mosaic gold}. [1913 Webster]

{ormolu varnish}, a varnish applied to metals, as brass, to give the appearance of gold. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • Mosaic gold — 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

  • Mosaic gold — Mosaic Mo*sa ic, a. Of or pertaining to the style of work called mosaic; formed by uniting pieces of different colors; variegated; tessellated; also, composed of various materials or ingredients. [1913 Webster] A very beautiful mosaic pavement.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mosaic gold — Mosaic gold, or stannic sulfide, SnS2, is obtained as a yellow scaly crystalline powder, and used as a pigment in bronzing and gilding wood and metal work. It was called by the alchemists aurum musivum, or aurum mosaicum. It is also called bronze …   Wikipedia

  • mosaic gold — n. 1. a yellow, crystalline powder, stannic sulfide, SnS2, used as a pigment 2. ORMOLU …   English World dictionary

  • mosaic gold — auksinė bronza statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Pigmentas. atitikmenys: angl. artificial gold; gold bronze; mosaic gold; tin bronze rus. сусаль; сусальное золото ryšiai: sinonimas – alavo(IV) sulfidas …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • mosaic gold — alavo(IV) sulfidas statusas T sritis chemija formulė SnS₂ atitikmenys: angl. mosaic gold; stannic sulfide; tin bronze; tin disulfide; tin(IV) sulfide rus. олова(IV) сульфид; олово сернистое ryšiai: sinonimas – alavo disulfidas sinonimas – auksinė …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • mosaic gold — 1. Chem. See stannic sulfide. 2. ormolu (def. 1). [1720 30; so called because used in mosaic work] * * * …   Universalium

  • mosaic gold — noun an imitation gold pigment consisting of tin disulphide …   English new terms dictionary

  • mosaic gold — Смотри сусальное золото …   Энциклопедический словарь по металлургии

  • mosaic gold — Ormolu …   New dictionary of synonyms

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