One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Her gown was to be made of a rare cloth of gold from France.’
- ‘At the head of the procession was the Master and his two lieutenants who carried banners of purple velvet and 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.’
- ‘In 1483 the use of cloth of gold and purple was by statute limited to the king and his close relatives.’
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