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General Crossword Questions for “gold”

  • Au - metal
  • Element (Au)
  • First
  • Dweller in 22 across holds a pound, not 15
  • ... No. 79, first, and ...
  • General IQ getting on for fifty, on target
  • First for Goliath - part with David's head
  • First attempt at numbers
  • Good antique, a gift from a king

Encyclopedia

  • Gold ( /ˈɡoʊl d/) is a chemical element with the symbol Au (from Latin: aurum, "shining dawn", hence adjective, aureate) and an atomic number of 79. It has been a highly sought-after precious metal for coinage, jewelry, and other Pure gold has a bright yellow color and luster traditionally. — “Gold - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Of all the precious metals, gold is the most popular as an investment.[1] Investors generally buy gold as a hedge or safe haven against any economic, political, social, or fiat currency crises (including investment market The gold market is also subject to speculation as other commodities. — “Gold as an investment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Under a gold standard, paper notes are convertible into pre-set, fixed quantities of gold. First, the gold specie standard is a system in which the monetary unit is associated with circulating gold coins, or with the unit of value defined in terms of one. — “Gold standard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • Therefore, in the might of Heaven, I will sit down and write: I will let the wicked of this world know what I have done in the faith of the promises, and justification by grace, that they may read and tremble, and bless their gods of silver and gold that the minister of Heaven was removed from their sphere before their blood was mingled with their sacrifices. — “The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner” by James Hogg
  • It was constructed of gleaming white marble inlaid with gold and brilliant stones which sparkled and scintillated in the sunlight. — “A Princess of Mars” by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • Will it be the same in the future? Will the prized treasures of to-day always be the cheap trifles of the day before? Will rows of our willow-pattern dinner-plates be ranged above the chimneypieces of the great in the years 2000 and odd? Will the white cups with the gold rim and the beautiful gold flower inside (species unknown), that our Sarah Janes now break in sheer light-heartedness of spirit, be carefully mended, and stood upon a bracket, and dusted only by the lady of the house? — “Three Men in a Boat” by Jerome K. Jerome
  • This is a brave night to cool a courtezan.– I'll speak a prophecy ere I go:– When priests are more in word than matter; When brewers mar their malt with water; When nobles are their tailors' tutors; No heretics burn'd, but wenches' suitors; When every case in law is right; No squire in debt nor no poor knight; When slanders do not live in tongues; Nor cutpurses come not to throngs; When usurers tell their gold i' the field; And bawds and whores do churches build;– Then shall the realm of Albion Come to great confusion: Then comes the time, who lives to see't, That going shall be us'd with feet. — “King Lear” by William Shakespeare
  • And it was after long searching that I found out the carpenter’s chest, which was, indeed, a very useful prize to me, and much more valuable than a shipload of gold would have been at that time. — “Robinson Crusoe” by Daniel Defoe
  • He held his sword drawn in his hand to defend himself, if I should happen to break loose; it was almost three inches long; the hilt and scabbard were gold enriched with diamonds. — “Gulliver's Travels” by Jonathan Swift

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