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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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We don't need our roads and rail services gold plated up here, but we're sick of being treated like an impoverished relative who's expected to fawn in gratitude at a few stale crumbs from the rich man's table.
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.
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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.
These 7-1/2"-barreled .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.
They are constructed from a brass body, either silver or nickel plated; a beryllium-copper female contact, either silver or gold plated; a brass male contact, either silver or gold plated; and a choice of insulator materials.
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, 1.15 SWR at 6 GHz, and conform to CEECC 22220 standards.
If you would like extra gold plated pendants, please include pounds 2.99 for each one you require.
PHOTO : "Tabernacle" and "Cross" by Emil Telizyn bronze, enameled and gold plated cross, 3', tabernacle, 30" x 24" x 24" MST Bronze Unlimited