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Gold, subst. 1) the most precious metal: Ven. 768. Compl. 45. Tp. V, 208. Gent. II, 4, 171. Wiv. I, 1, 52. I, 3, 76. II, 2, 69. III, 4, 16 etc. “a hundred pound in g.” Wiv. IV, 6, 5. Err. II, 1, 61. III, 1, 8. H4A II, 1, 61. “yellow g.” Mids. III, 2, 393. Tim. IV, 3, 26. “cloth of g.” Ado III, 4, 19. Ant. II, 2, 204. “hearts of g.” H4A II, 4, 307. H5 IV, 1, 44. “g. preserving life in medicine potable,” H4B IV, 5, 163 (a solution of gold being thought to have medicinal virtues).
2) money: Lucr. 855. Err. I, 2, 70. II, 2, 1. II, 2, 1 Merch. II, 4, 32. III, 2, 308. As II, 3, 45 etc. “might'st have coined me into g.” H5 II, 2, 98.
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