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Gold

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All that glitters is not gold. (Shakespeare: Merchant of Venice, ii. 7.)

All thing which that schineth as the gold

Is nought gold.”


Chaucer: Canterbury Tales, 12,890.


“Non teneas aurum totum quod splendet ut aurum

Nec pulchrum pomum quodlibet esse bonum.”


Alaʹnus de Inʹsulis: Parabʹolœ.

He has got the gold of Toloʹsa. His ill gains will never prosper. Cæpio, the Roman consul, in his march to Gallia Narbonensis, stole from Toloʹsa (Toulouse) the gold and silver consecrated by the Cimbrian Druids to their gods. When he encountered the Cimbrians both he and Mallius, his brother-consul, were defeated, and 112,000 of their men were left upon the field (B.C. 106).

The gold of Nibelungen. Brought ill-luck to every one who possessed it. (Icelandic Edda.) (See Fatal Gifts.)

Mannheim gold. A sort of pinch-beck, made of copper and zinc, invented at Mannheim, in Germany.

Mosaʹic gold is “aurum musiʹvum,” a bi-sulphuret of tin used by the ancients in tesselating. (French, mosaique.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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