goldbeater
goldbeater gold"beat`er (g[=o]ld"b[=e]t`[e^]r), n. An artisan who beats gold into goldleaf. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • goldbeater — [gōld′bēt΄ər] n. a person who pounds gold into thin leaves for use in gilding goldbeating n. * * * See goldbeating. * * * …   Universalium

  • goldbeater — [gōld′bēt΄ər] n. a person who pounds gold into thin leaves for use in gilding goldbeating n …   English World dictionary

  • goldbeater — n. craftsman who beats gold into gold leaf …   English contemporary dictionary

  • goldbeater — noun an artisan who beats gold into gold leaf • Syn: ↑gold beater • Hypernyms: ↑craftsman, ↑artisan, ↑journeyman, ↑artificer …   Useful english dictionary

  • Goldbeater's skin — the outer membrane of calf s intestine is a parchment traditionally used in the process of reducing gold into mere 1μm thick leaves.Up to 120 sheets of gold laminated with goldbeater s skin can be beaten at the same time, since the skin is thin,… …   Wikipedia

  • goldbeater's skin — /gohld bee teuhrz/ the prepared outside membrane of the large intestine of the ox, used by goldbeaters to lay between the leaves of the metal while they beat it into gold leaf. [1700 10; GOLD + BEATER + S1] * * * …   Universalium

  • goldbeater's skin — noun : the prepared outside membrane of the large intestine of cattle used for separating the leaves of metal in goldbeating and sometimes as the moisture sensitive element in hygrometers …   Useful english dictionary

  • goldbeating — goldbeater, n. /gohld bee ting/, n. the art or process of beating out gold into gold leaf. Also, gold beating. [1755 65; GOLD + BEATING] * * * …   Universalium

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  • Goldbeating — is the process of hammering gold into an extremely thin unbroken sheet for use in gilding. History 5,000 years ago, Egyptian artisans recognized the extraordinary durability and malleability of gold and became the first goldbeaters and gilders.… …   Wikipedia

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