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[mass noun] Gold objects collectively.
- ‘According to Smith's obituary in the Liverpool Mercury, on 26 February 1892, Ruskin admired his work and is reported to have written to him that: ‘It seems to me, your taste and skill are able to accomplish as good goldwork as was ever done’.’
- ‘Duke Albrecht V was a magnificent collector of books, coins, and goldwork, acquiring the collections of Hans Fugger and building the Antiquarium at the Munich Residenz to display his antiquities.’
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