gild (v.), past forms gilt, gilded Old form(s): guild
cover, coat, smear
E3 IV.iv.99[Prince Edward to Second Herald] I will stain my horse quite o'er with blood / And double gild my spurs
KJ II.i.316[English Herald to Hubert, of the English army's armour] all gilt with Frenchmen's blood
Mac II.ii.56[Lady Macbeth to Macbeth] I'll gild the faces of the grooms withal [i.e. with blood]
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