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Golden House


This was a palace erected by Nero in Rome. It was roofed with golden tiles, and the inside walls, which were profusely gilt, were embellished with mother-of-pearl and precious stones; the ceilings were inlaid with ivory and gold. The banquet-hall had a rotatory motion, and its vaulted ceiling showered flowers and perfumes on the guests. The Farneʹse popes and princes used the materials of Nero’s house for their palaces and villas.

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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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Golden Bowl is Broken (The)
Golden Bull
Golden Calf
Golden Cave
Golden Chain
Golden Fleece
Golden Fleece
Golden Fountain
Golden Girdle
Golden Horn
Golden House
Golden Legend
Golden Mean
Golden Ointment
Golden Opinions
Golden Palace
Golden Rose
Golden Rule
Golden Shoe (A)
Golden Shower

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