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Golden, 1) consisting of gold: “Love's g. arrow,” Ven. 947; cf. Mids. I, 1, 170 and Tw. I, 1, 35. “the g. bullet,” Pilgr. 328 (i. e. bribes). “a g. fleece,” Merch. I, 1, 170; cf. “the G. Fleece,” H6A IV, 7, 69. “in a g. bed,” Merch. II, 7, 59. “the g. chest,” II, 9, 23. “rings,” Shr. IV, 3, 55. R2 III, 2, 59. IV, 1, 184. H4A II, 4, 419. IV, 5, 36. H5 II, 2, 169. H6A V, 3, 118, H6B I, 1, 243. III, 1, 352. H6C II, 5, 52. III, 2, 152. R3 III, 5, 96. IV, 1, 60. IV, 4, 140. Rom. III, 3, 22. Mcb. I, 5, 29. IV, 3, 153. Lr. I, 4, 179. Cymb. II, 4, 88. III, 1, 61. Per. I, 1, 27. “g. gifts,” Err. III, 2, 188. g. care (i. e. the crown) H4B IV, 5, 23; cf. “g. sorrow,” H8 II, 3, 22.
2) ornamented with gold: “my g. coat,” Lucr. 205; cf. H4A IV, 1, 100. “g. towers,” Lucr. 945; cf. “g. palaces,” H6A V, 3, 170. “g. letter,” LLL V, 2, 44. John III, 1, 85. Per. IV, 3, 44. “g. quoifs,” Wint. IV, 4, 226.
3) rich in gold: “these g. shores,” Wiv. I, 3, 89. “the learned pate ducks to the g. fool,” Tim. IV, 3, 18.
4) resembling gold in colour and brightness: “the g. splendour of the sun,” Lucr. 25; cf. Lucr. 25 Sonn. 7, 8. 33, 3. LLL IV, 3, 26. Mids. V, 279. Wint. IV, 4, 30. R2 I, 3, 146. H4A III, 1, 222. H5 II, 4, 58. H6C II, 1, 21. R3 V, 3, 19. Tit. II, 1, 5. Rom. I, 1, 126. Hml. II, 2, 313. Ant. V, 2, 320. “her g. hairs,” Ven. 51; cf. Lucr. 400. Sonn. 68, 5. Err. III, 2, 48. Merch. III, 2, 92. Merch. III, 2, 92 their (the fishes') “g. gills,” Ven. 1100; cf. Ado III, 1, 27. “his silver skin laced with his g. blood,” Mcb. II, 3, 118 (cf. Gild). “her g. couplets,” Hml. V, 1, 310. “to ope their g. eyes,” Cymb. II, 3, 26.
5) precious, excellent, happy, auspicious: “the g. age,” Lucr. 60. Tp. II, 1, 168. As I, 1, 125. “this thy g. time,” Sonn. 3, 12. “when g. time convents,” Tw. V, 391. “g. times,” H4B V, 3, 100. H6C III, 2, 127. “this g. day of victory,” H6A I, 6, 31. “in former g. days,” H6C III, 3, 7. “the g. prime of this prince,” R3 I, 2, 248. “g. hap,” Lucr. 42: cf. Cymb. V, 4, 132. “Fortune's g. hand,” John III, 1, 57. “the g. yoke of sovereignty,” R3 III, 7, 146; cf. IV, 4, 329. “thy g. sleep,” H4A II, 3, 44; cf. R3 IV, 1, 84. Tit. II, 3, 26. Rom. II, 3, 38. Per. III, 2, 23. “his g. enfranchisement,” R2 I, 3, 90. “in g. multitudes,” H4A IV, 3, 73. “g. service,” Tw. IV, 3, 8. “g. joys,” H4B IV, 3, 104. “opinions,” Mcb. I, 7, 33. “promises,” Tit. IV, 4, 97. “Nestor's g. words,” Lucr. 1420; cf. Hml. V, 2, 136. “with g. quill,” Sonn. 85, 3. “poets' sinews, whose g. touch . . .,” Gent. III, 2, 79. “the g. cadence of poesy,” LLL IV, 2, 126. “Helen's g. tongue,” Troil. I, 2, 114. “the g. story,” Rom. I, 3, 92. “a g. mind stoops not to shows of dross,” Merch. II, 7, 20. “g. lads and girls,” Cymb. IV, 2, 262.
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