gild “the faces of the grooms withal, For it must seem their guilt— I'll” MACBETH, ii. 2. 56 (with a quibble on gild andguilt ); “gilt with Frenchmen's blood,” KING JOHN, ii. 1. 316. “To gild any thing with blood is a very common phrase in the old plays” (STEEVENS) . “At this we shall not be surprised, if we recollect that gold was popularly and very generally styled red.” Nares's Gloss.; and see golden blood, etc.
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