ormolu

Mercury-gilded bronze used for figures and decorative mounts on clocks and furniture. The word is from the French or moulu, 'ground gold'. Highly toxic fumes emanating from the mercury made this process dangerous and it was superseded by electroplating in the mid- 19thC.

Ormolu

Ormolu uː (from French or moulu, signifying ground or pounded gold) is an 18th-century English term for applying finely ground, high-carat gold-mercury amalgam to an object of bronze. ==Process== The mercury is driven off in a kiln leaving behind a gold-colored veneer. The French refer to this technique as bronze doré; in English, it is known as...
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Ormolu

• (n.) A variety of brass made to resemble gold by the use of less zinc and more copper in its composition than ordinary brass contains. Its golden color is often heightened by means of lacquer of some sort, or by use of acids. Called also mosaic gold.
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ormolu

(from French dorure d`or moulu: `gilding with gold paste`), gold-coloured alloy of copper, zinc, and sometimes tin, in various proportions but ... [2 related articles]
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ormolu

noun brass that looks like gold; used to decorate furniture
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Ormolu

Or`mo·lu' noun [ French or moulu ; or gold (L. aurum ) + moulu , past participle of moudre to grind, to mill, Latin molere . See Aureate , and Mill .] A variety of brass made to resemble gold by the use of less zinc and more copper in its comp...
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ormolu

A variety of brass made to resemble gold by the use of less zinc and more copper in its composition than ordinary brass contains. Its golden colour is often heightened by means of lacquer of some sort, or by use of acids. Called also mosaic gold. Ormolu varnish, a varnish applied to metals, as brass, to give the appearance of gold. ... Origin: F. O...
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ormolu

Alloy of copper, zinc, and sometimes tin, used for furniture decoration. ...
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Ormolu

An alloy of copper, zinc and tin in various proportions with at least 50% copper.
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ormolu

gilded bronze used in the decoration of furniture. Also spelt ormulu in claims.
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ormolu

ormolu (ôr'mulOO) , finish used on metal to imitate gold. It is employed chiefly for furniture mountings. The term originally applied to a coating of ground gold and was extended to alloys of copper and zinc. Ormolu mountings were characteristic of 18th-century furniture and attained their...
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Ormolu

Ormolu is an alloy of brass used in making candlesticks, small statues and other articles. The composition is generally 58 percent copper, 26 percent zinc and 16 percent tin.
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Ormolu

properly used, ormolu is an alloy of copper, tin and zinc, which once gilded, was used for frames and furniture decoration, but the term also refers to the gilding of bronze or brass which was used extensively in Georgian and early Victorian interior decoration. Chandeliers are probably the...
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ormolu

something expensive looking; gold-plated metal
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ormolu

[n] - brass that looks like gold
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