in Num. 8:4, means “turned” or rounded work in gold. The Greek Version, however, renders the word “solid gold;” the Revised Version, “beaten work of gold.” In 1 Kings 10:16, 17, it probably means “mixed” gold, as the word ought to be rendered, i.e., not pure gold. Others render the word in these places “thin plates of gold.”
She has a crimson satin cap, with a head-dress of wrought gold above it; and around her waist is a girdle of beaten gold.
A Decade of Italian Women, vol. I (of 2) T. Adolphus Trollope
There was not much available, but what there was was more than beaten gold to him.
The Day’s Work, Volume 1 Rudyard Kipling
But she put on her coat of beaten gold, and went to the lady, who soon was glad to wed her son to so beautiful a maid.
More English Fairy Tales Various
Then did he bring him to a place where was a gate of beaten gold.
Stories from the Faerie Queen Edmund Spenser
The dome is rich with beaten gold, and the dado is of very fine tiles, which produce a striking effect.
Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan, Volume I (of 2) Isabella L. Bird
Here also, hinged to the foundations of the altar, are twelve petals of beaten gold.
Allan Quatermain H. Rider Haggard
And what once threatened to be a violent red head had softened into beaten gold.
The Root of Evil Thomas Dixon
They set sail in a ship of which the sides were plated with beaten gold.
The Old-Fashioned Fairy Book Constance Cary Harrison
Thou shalt make also two cherubims of beaten gold, on the two sides of the oracle.
The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version Various
On the top were three statues of Zeus, Hera, and Rhea, of beaten gold.
The History of Antiquity, Vol. I (of VI) Max Duncker
- Beaten track
see: off the beaten track Historical Examples Maulevrier says it is delightfully amusing—ever so much better than the beaten track of life in Anglo-American Paris.’ Phantom Fortune, A Novel M. E. Braddon His tread will be heavier and heavier upon the broad and beaten track. Popular Education Ira Mayhew The plan of the story is […]
beaten-up Related Terms beat-up Historical Examples Instead of adding pepper and salt to the beaten-up eggs, add one or two tablespoonfuls of finely powdered sugar. Cassell’s Vegetarian Cookery A. G. Payne A stream of froth pours from his mouth like beaten-up white of egg. The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles Jean Henri Fabre When the cheese […]
beatinest. most remarkable or unusual: This is the beatinest town I ever did see. Historical Examples If they warn’t the beatenest lot, them two frauds, that ever I struck. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) He is the beatenest man to get off jokes I ever knowed, to be as old as […]
a person or thing that beats. an implement or device for beating something: a rug beater. Hunting. a person who rouses or drives game from cover. Papermaking. a machine for beating half-stuff to pulp by separating and shortening the fibers to produce a gelatinous mass. Textiles. the reed. Newfoundland. a young seal, usually a month […]