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gold-plated

1. Literally, coated something in a thin layer of gold. I just don't understand why you would ever want—let alone need—a gold-plated bathtub.
2. By extension, having or incorporating unnecessary, superfluous, and/or overbearing refinements, additions, or embellishments. Congress took what should have been a straightforward clean water initiative and turned it into a cumbersome and wildly impractical gold-plated bill. The county council has been accused of wastefully using taxpayer money to create gold-plated infrastructure improvements to the city.
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The gold plated urn, which contained the remains of Maria Pilar Cruz, the investment banker who went missing back in 2003 and was found dead inside a suitcase in 2004, had been missing since Monday.
The watch that is designed to be worn all day or night during any activity gets a touch of style when gold plated says the spokesperson of Dr.
The rear panel reportedly looks like a gold plated carbon fiber material.
Scarborough says it was almost impossible to value such a rare object, which is described by the sales room as having a gold-plated repousse scroll knop handle, carved mother of pearl band and gold plated repousse scroll band inscribed 'presented to Fred Archer'.
Summary: DUBAI - London and Dubai based Gold & Co unveiled the world's first 24ct Gold Plated iPad 2 in Dubai on May 2, only 2 days after the official launch of Apple's popular device in the country.
The new collection includes crystal horse heads, picture frames portraying falcons, hand painted limited edition porcelain plates featuring legendary Arabian white horses, table clocks displaying gold plated silver wild oryx, centerpieces capturing a silver gold plated falcon landing near a waterfall, gold plated UAE dhows, gold plated storage boxes, gold colour playing cards and elegant pen sets.
WATCH IT: DKNY exclusive ladies'' gold plated mesh watch, pounds 99.
This is modest by any standards and in no way can be described as gold plated.
Technical details:18 K pink gold plated stainless steel case, Chronograph quartz movement, Curved glass, Black dial with 18 K pink gold plated indexes, 18 K pink gold plated crown and pushers, Dial 2 counters, Big date at 12h, Water resistant to 50 m, Brown leather strap on deploying buckle, SWISS MADE.
Besides the new wire PTFE coatings, Fort Wayne Metals has added three types of wire to its product line: tungsten, gold plated tungsten and gold plated molybdenum.
45 Colt Single Action Army revolvers with the 101 Ranch brand crudely stamped on the side frame were gold plated and heavily used in exhibition shooting by Roy in his live performances.
The 22-karat gold or white gold plated Iris is exuberant and is aimed at the woman who likes to dress in style or enjoys dressing up for a big occasion.
Servometer[R]--PMG (Cedar Grove, NJ) introduces Gold Plated Bellows Contacts, an alternative to spring loaded type test pins for the next generation of high frequency test applications.
They are: one silver coin and two bronze coins from the 25th De Beers Diamond Research conference 1975; seven Treasures of the Aztecs medals; one gold medallion, one gold plated sterling silver and one sterling silver featuring the Churchill Centenaryportrait; one coin of unknown metal from the United States Bi-Centennial visit of July 1976; one Winnie the Pooh medal and a hand enamelled five shilling Balliwick of Jersey 1066-1966 medallion.
Constructed of brass bodies, hi-ass gold-plated male contacts, beryllium copper gold plated female contacts and Teflon[R] insulators, these 50 [OMEGA] subminiature MCX/MMCX series connectors provide 750 VRMS dielectric withstanding, 1.