GILT in a Sentence

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For GILT, below is one of 33 sentences:
It had been taken from the Turkish camp before Vienna, and the standard of Mohammed had stood beneath the tremulous gilt of its canopy.

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 Meanings and Examples of GILT
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
gilt
 a.  having the deep slightly brownish color of gold
 n.  a coating of gold or of something that looks like gold
Classic Sentence: (30 in 3 pages)
1  Mrs. Mooney glanced instinctively at the little gilt clock on the mantelpiece as soon as she had become aware through her revery that the bells of George's Church had stopped ringing.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In THE BOARDING HOUSE
2  The bent gilt legs and backs of the furniture shone in indistinct curves.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Context  Highlight   In III
3  The sullen murmur of the bees shouldering their way through the long unmown grass, or circling with monotonous insistence round the dusty gilt horns of the straggling woodbine, seemed to make the stillness more oppressive.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 1
4  The screen was an old one, of gilt Spanish leather, stamped and wrought with a rather florid Louis-Quatorze pattern.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 8
5  There was the huge Italian cassone, with its fantastically painted panels and its tarnished gilt mouldings, in which he had so often hidden himself as a boy.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 10
6  The fuming censers that the grave boys, in their lace and scarlet, tossed into the air like great gilt flowers had their subtle fascination for him.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 11
7  Its supports were of silver gilt, beautifully chased, and profusely set with enamelled and jewelled medallions.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 11
8  It had been taken from the Turkish camp before Vienna, and the standard of Mohammed had stood beneath the tremulous gilt of its canopy.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 11
9  The binding was of citron-green leather, with a design of gilt trellis-work and dotted pomegranates.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 14
10  Because," said Lord Henry, passing beneath his nostrils the gilt trellis of an open vinaigrette box, "one can survive everything nowadays except that.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 19
11  Caderousse, more and more astonished, went toward a large oaken cupboard, opened it, and gave the abbe a long purse of faded red silk, round which were two copper runners that had once been gilt.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 27. The Story.
12  Then he took away his mother's portrait, with its oaken frame, leaving the gilt frame from which he took it black and empty.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 91. Mother and Son.
13  The solicitors arrived at this moment and arranged their scrawled papers on the velvet cloth embroidered with gold which covered the table prepared for the signature; it was a gilt table supported on lions' claws.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 96. The Contract.
14  There was a moment's silence, during which the noise of the banker's pen was alone heard, while Monte Cristo examined the gilt mouldings on the ceiling.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 104. Danglars Signature.
15  The count took out a small quantity of this with a gilt spoon, and offered it to Morrel, fixing a long steadfast glance upon him.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 117. The Fifth of October.
Example Sentence:
1  The art or process of applying gilt to a surface.
2  I am afraid the gilt of the ring will wear off before long.
3  The plates have a gilt edge.