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gild (1 common in 16-17th cent.)
1. to smear with blood John II. i. 316 “all gilt with Frenchmen's blood,” Mac. II. ii. 57 (quibble).
2. to supply with money Mer.V. II. vi. 49.
3. to flush Tp. V. i. 280 “liquor that hath gilded them.”
4. to give a specious lustre to 1H4 V. iv. 162 “I'll it with the happiest terms I have,” 2H4 I. ii. 171, Ant. I. v. 37, Compl. 172 “deceits were g-ed in his smiling.”
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