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[mass noun] Fabric made of silk or wool interwoven with gold threads.‘the bishop was dressed in cloth of gold’[count noun] ‘a cloth of gold to cover his coffin’
- ‘At the head of the procession was the Master and his two lieutenants who carried banners of purple velvet and cloth of gold.’
- ‘In 1483 the use of cloth of gold and purple was by statute limited to the king and his close relatives.’
- ‘Her gown was to be made of a rare cloth of gold from France.’
- ‘Beyond and below that was a chair of state facing the altar, and between this chair and the altar was St Edward's chair, covered in cloth of gold.’
- ‘The sherbet-cups are placed on a round tray, and covered with a round piece of embroidered silk, or cloth of gold.’
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