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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj gilt-edged having gilded edges as the pages of a book
    • adj gilt-edged of the highest quality or value "gilt-edged securities","gilt-edged credentials"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Gilt-edged Having a gilt edge; as, gilt-edged paper.
    • Gilt-edged Of the best quality; -- said of negotiable paper, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • gilt-edged Having the edges gilt or gilded, as writing-paper. Gilt-edged letter- or note-paper was formerly very fashionable.
    • gilt-edged Of the highest order or quality; unexceptionably good: said especially of commercial paper, in allusion to the literal sense (def. 1): as. gilt-edged securities; gilt-edged butter.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Gilt-edged having the edges gilt: of the highest quality, as 'gilt-edged securities'=those stocks whose interest is considered perfectly safe
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In literature:

Post 8vo, Half Leather, Uncut Edges and Gilt Top, $1 50.
"Our Italy" by Charles Dudley Warner
No books sold here have gilt edges, unless they are priced at 5s.
"Symbolic Logic" by Lewis Carroll
Cloth, $2; gilt edges, $2 50; im.
"Aunt Fanny's Story-Book for Little Boys and Girls" by Frances Elizabeth Barrow
Cloth Elegant, gilt edges (Peacock Edition).
"Lover or Friend" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
A green silk curtain hangs from a brass rod, and about the edge of the bookcase is a gilt cornice.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
The discourses are no gilt-edged harangues dealing with the "larger hope," and larded with quotations from Tennyson and Browning.
"Literary Tours in The Highlands and Islands of Scotland" by Daniel Turner Holmes
The whole is handsomely and tastefully bound in cloth and gilt edged.
"M. P.'s in Session" by Harry Furniss
I'll bet it will have to be gilt-edged.
"The Wall Street Girl" by Frederick Orin Bartlett
He's a standpatter of the gilt-edged variety.
"Mixed Faces" by Roy Norton
Fellers with swell fronts, high soundin' records in back of 'em and gilt-edged references.
"Alex the Great" by H. C. Witwer
Cloth, Uncut Edges, Gilt Top.
"The Industries of Animals" by Frédéric Houssay
Mirrors with gilt edges ran along the side.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, October, 1930" by Various
Handsomely bound in extra cloth, bevelled boards, gilt edges, 5s.
"Left on the Prairie" by M. B. Cox
I like that gilt-edged effect in your hair and eyes.
"The Trail of Conflict" by Emilie Baker Loring
Also Thin Paper Edition for the Pocket, with gilt edges.
"The Romance of War Inventions" by Thomas W. Corbin
Cloth, Uncut Edges, Gilt Top.
"Degeneracy" by Eugene S. Talbot
Does not the returning sun re-bind my manuscript books with gilt edges?
"Hesperus or Forty-Five Dog-Post-Days Vol. II" by Jean Paul Friedrich Richter
The colour of her hair gave the impression that she was gilt-edged and extremely valuable.
"Poppy" by Cynthia Stockley
While this streak of romance lasted he looked, for all the world, like a gilt-edged mathematical problem drawn on rawhide.
"Hoosier Mosaics" by Maurice Thompson
The bronzing of edges can only be applied to colored or white edges but not to genuine gilt-edges.
"The Progress of the Marbling Art" by Josef Halfer

In poetry:

Alas for lost freedom! Alas for me!
For oh, Society's lip would curl,
Propriety's self with scornful eye
And gilt-edged Fashion would pass me by
To know that sometimes I'm dying to be
The romp, the rover, the same old girl.
"The Woods" by Hattie Howard

In news:

Regulators recovering more costs for pollution at Gilt Edge.
Gilt Edge Girl Shines in Abbaye Upset.
Gilt Edge Girl gave trainer Clive Cox the biggest victory of his career as she stormed home an easy winner of the Qatar Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp (Fr-I) Oct 3.
Gilt-edged paneling dresses every inch of wall.
Antiques shops are spread far and wide over the country, but there may be no other spot more gilt-edged for antiquing than Cape Cod's Route 6A.