Gilding metal
Gilding Gild"ing (g[i^]ld"[i^]ng), n. 1. The art or practice of overlaying or covering with gold leaf; also, a thin coating or wash of gold, or of that which resembles gold. [1913 Webster]

2. Gold in leaf, powder, or liquid, for application to any surface. [1913 Webster]

3. Any superficial coating or appearance, as opposed to what is solid and genuine. [1913 Webster]

{Gilding metal}, a tough kind of sheet brass from which cartridge shells are made. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Gilding — Gild ing (g[i^]ld [i^]ng), n. 1. The art or practice of overlaying or covering with gold leaf; also, a thin coating or wash of gold, or of that which resembles gold. [1913 Webster] 2. Gold in leaf, powder, or liquid, for application to any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Full metal jacket bullet — A full metal jacket (or FMJ) is a bullet encased in a shell of copper alloy (such as gilding metal or cupronickel) or a steel alloy shell. This shell can extend around all of the bullet, or often just the front and sides with the rear left as… …   Wikipedia

  • Depletion gilding — is a method for producing a layer of nearly pure gold on an object made of gold alloy by removing the other metals from its surface. It is sometimes referred to as a surface enrichment process.[1] Contents 1 Process 2 Variations 3 …   Wikipedia

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