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(Encyclopedia) gold, metallic chemical element; symbol Au [Lat. aurum=shining dawn]; at. no. 79; at. wt. 196.96657; m.p. 1,064.43&degC;; b.p. 2,808&degC;; sp. gr. 19.32 at 20&degC;;?

Gold Coast

(Encyclopedia) Gold Coast: see Ghana, republic.

gold standard

(Encyclopedia) gold standard: see bimetallism; international monetary system; money.

cloth of gold

(Encyclopedia) cloth of gold, fabric woven wholly or partly of gold threads. From remote times gold has been used as material for weaving either alone or with other fibers. In India tapestries were?

gold rush

(Encyclopedia) gold rush, influx of prospectors, merchants, adventurers, and others to newly discovered gold fields. One of the most famous of these stampedes in pursuit of riches was the California?

Gold Coast

(Encyclopedia) Gold Coast, city (2016 pop. 555,721), Queensland, E Australia, on the Pacific Ocean. The city, a major resort, stretches for many miles along the coast and extends into New South Wales?

Golding, Arthur

(Encyclopedia) Golding, Arthur, c.1536?c.1605, English translator. He translated many Latin classics, including Caesar's Gallic War and Ovid's Metamorphoses. A Calvinist, Golding tried to?