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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
 
 
  Note:  The 
 
  {common,  or  English,  {pheasant}  ({Phasianus  Colchicus})  is 
  now  found  over  most  of  temperate  Europe,  but  was 
  introduced  from  Asia.  The 
 
  {ring-necked  pheasant}  ({P.  torquatus})  and  the 
 
  {green  pheasant}  ({P.  versicolor})  have  been  introduced  into 
  Oregon.  The 
 
  {golden  pheasant}  ({Thaumalea  picta})  is  one  of  the  most 
  beautiful  species.  The 
 
  {silver  pheasant}  ({Euplocamus  nychthemerus})  of  China,  and 
  several  related  species  from  Southern  Asia,  are  very 
  beautiful. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  ruffed  grouse.  [Southern  U.S.] 
 
  Note:  Various  other  birds  are  locally  called  pheasants,  as 
  the  lyre  bird,  the  leipoa,  etc 
 
  {Fireback  pheasant}.  See  {Fireback}. 
 
  {Gold},  or  {Golden},  {pheasant}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  Chinese 
  pheasant  ({Thaumalea  picta}),  having  rich,  varied  colors. 
  The  crest  is  amber-colored,  the  rump  is  golden  yellow,  and 
  the  under  parts  are  scarlet. 
 
  {Mountain  pheasant}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  ruffed  grouse.  [Local, 
  U.S.] 
 
  {Pheasant  coucal}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  large  Australian  cuckoo 
  ({Centropus  phasianus}).  The  general  color  is  black,  with 
  chestnut  wings  and  brown  tail.  Called  also  {pheasant 
  cuckoo}.  The  name  is  also  applied  to  other  allied  species. 
 
 
  {Pheasant  duck}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  The  pintail. 
  b  The  hooded  merganser. 
 
  {Pheasant  parrot}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  large  and  beautiful 
  Australian  parrakeet  ({Platycercus  Adelaidensis}).  The 
  male  has  the  back  black,  the  feathers  margined  with 
  yellowish  blue  and  scarlet,  the  quills  deep  blue,  the  wing 
  coverts  and  cheeks  light  blue,  the  crown,  sides  of  the 
  neck,  breast,  and  middle  of  the  belly  scarlet. 
 
  {Pheasant's  eye}.  (Bot.) 
  a  A  red-flowered  herb  ({Adonis  autumnalis})  of  the 
  Crowfoot  family;  --  called  also  {pheasant's-eye 
  Adonis}. 
  b  The  garden  pink  ({Dianthus  plumarius});  --  called  also 
  {Pheasant's-eye  pink}. 
 
  {Pheasant  shell}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  marine  univalve  shell  of  the 
  genus  {Phasianella},  of  which  numerous  species  are  found 
  in  tropical  seas.  The  shell  is  smooth  and  usually  richly 
  colored,  the  colors  often  forming  blotches  like  those  of  a 
  pheasant. 
 
  {Pheasant  wood}.  (Bot.)  Same  as  {Partridge  wood} 
  (a),  under  {Partridge}. 
 
  {Sea  pheasant}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  pintail. 
 
  {Water  pheasant}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  The  sheldrake. 
  b  The  hooded  merganser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Golden  \Gold"en\,  a.  [OE.  golden;  cf  OE  gulden,  AS  gylden, 
  from  gold.  See  {Gold},  and  cf  {Guilder}.] 
  1.  Made  of  gold;  consisting  of  gold. 
 
  2.  Having  the  color  of  gold;  as  the  golden  grain. 
 
  3.  Very  precious;  highly  valuable;  excellent;  eminently 
  auspicious;  as  golden  opinions. 
 
  {Golden  age}. 
  a  The  fabulous  age  of  primeval  simplicity  and  purity  of 
  manners  in  rural  employments,  followed  by  the  silver, 
  bronze,  and  iron  ages.  --Dryden. 
  b  (Roman  Literature)  The  best  part  (B.  C.  81  --  A.  D. 
  14)  of  the  classical  period  of  Latinity;  the  time  when 
  Cicero,  C[ae]sar,  Virgil,  etc.,  wrote.  Hence: 
  c  That  period  in  the  history  of  a  literature,  etc.,  when 
  it  flourishes  in  its  greatest  purity  or  attains  its 
  greatest  glory;  as  the  Elizabethan  age  has  been 
  considered  the  golden  age  of  English  literature. 
 
  {Golden  balls},  three  gilt  balls  used  as  a  sign  of  a 
  pawnbroker's  office  or  shop;  --  originally  taken  from  the 
  coat  of  arms  of  Lombardy,  the  first  money  lenders  in 
  London  having  been  Lombards. 
 
  {Golden  bull}.  See  under  {Bull},  an  edict. 
 
  {Golden  chain}  (Bot.),  the  shrub  {Cytisus  Laburnum},  so  named 
  from  its  long  clusters  of  yellow  blossoms. 
 
  {Golden  club}  (Bot.),  an  aquatic  plant  ({Orontium 
  aquaticum}),  bearing  a  thick  spike  of  minute  yellow 
  flowers. 
 
  {Golden  cup}  (Bot.),  the  buttercup. 
 
  {Golden  eagle}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  large  and  powerful  eagle 
  ({Aquila  Chrysa["e]tos})  inhabiting  Europe,  Asia,  and 
  North  America.  It  is  so  called  from  the  brownish  yellow 
  tips  of  the  feathers  on  the  head  and  neck.  A  dark  variety 
  is  called  the  {royal  eagle};  the  young  in  the  second  year 
  is  the  {ring-tailed  eagle}. 
 
  {Golden  fleece}. 
  a  (Mythol.)  The  fleece  of  gold  fabled  to  have  been  taken 
  from  the  ram  that  bore  Phryxus  through  the  air  to 
  Colchis,  and  in  quest  of  which  Jason  undertook  the 
  Argonautic  expedition. 
  b  (Her.)  An  order  of  knighthood  instituted  in  1429  by 
  Philip  the  Good,  Duke  of  Burgundy;  --  called  also 
  {Toison  d'Or}. 
 
  {Golden  grease},  a  bribe;  a  fee.  [Slang] 
 
  {Golden  hair}  (Bot.),  a  South  African  shrubby  composite  plant 
  with  golden  yellow  flowers,  the  {Chrysocoma  Coma-aurea}. 
 
 
  {Golden  Horde}  (Hist.),  a  tribe  of  Mongolian  Tartars  who 
  overran  and  settled  in  Southern  Russia  early  in  the  18th 
  century. 
 
  {Golden  Legend},  a  hagiology  (the  ``Aurea  Legenda'')  written 
  by  James  de  Voragine  Archbishop  of  Genoa,  in  the  13th 
  century,  translated  and  printed  by  Caxton  in  1483,  and 
  partially  paraphrased  by  Longfellow  in  a  poem  thus 
  entitled. 
 
  {Golden  marcasite}  tin.  [Obs.] 
 
  {Golden  mean},  the  way  of  wisdom  and  safety  between  extremes; 
  sufficiency  without  excess;  moderation. 
 
  Angels  guard  him  in  the  golden  mean  --Pope. 
 
  {Golden  mole}  (Zo["o]l),  one  of  several  South  African 
  Insectivora  of  the  family  {Chrysochlorid[ae]},  resembling 
  moles  in  form  and  habits.  The  fur  is  tinted  with  green, 
  purple,  and  gold. 
 
  {Golden  number}  (Chronol.),  a  number  showing  the  year  of  the 
  lunar  or  Metonic  cycle.  It  is  reckoned  from  1  to  19,  and 
  is  so  called  from  having  formerly  been  written  in  the 
  calendar  in  gold. 
 
  {Golden  oriole}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Oriole}. 
 
  {Golden  pheasant}.  See  under  {Pheasant}. 
 
  {Golden  pippin},  a  kind  of  apple,  of  a  bright  yellow  color. 
 
 
  {Golden  plover}  (Zo["o]l.),  one  of  several  species  of 
  plovers,  of  the  genus  {Charadrius},  esp.  the  European  ({C. 
  apricarius  or  pluvialis};  --  called  also  {yellow, 
  black-breasted,  hill,  &  whistling,  plover}.  The  common 
  American  species  ({C.  dominicus})  is  also  called 
  {frostbird},  and  {bullhead}. 
 
  {Golden  robin}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Baltimore  oriole},  in  Vocab. 
 
 
  {Golden  rose}  (R.  C.  Ch.),  a  gold  or  gilded  rose  blessed  by 
  the  pope  on  the  fourth  Sunday  in  Lent,  and  sent  to  some 
  church  or  person  in  recognition  of  special  services 
  rendered  to  the  Holy  See 
 
  {Golden  rule}. 
  a  The  rule  of  doing  as  we  would  have  others  do  to  us 
  Cf  --Luke  vi  31. 
  b  The  rule  of  proportion,  or  rule  of  three 
 
  {Golden  samphire}  (Bot.),  a  composite  plant  ({Inula 
  crithmoides}),  found  on  the  seashore  of  Europe. 
 
  {Golden  saxifrage}  (Bot.),  a  low  herb  with  yellow  flowers 
  ({Chrysosplenium  oppositifolium}),  blossoming  in  wet 
  places  in  early  spring. 
 
  {Golden  seal}  (Bot.),  a  perennial  ranunculaceous  herb 
  ({Hydrastis  Canadensis}),  with  a  thick  knotted  rootstock 
  and  large  rounded  leaves. 
 
  {Golden  sulphide,  or  sulphuret},  {of  antimony}  (Chem.),  the 
  pentasulphide  of  antimony,  a  golden  or  orange  yellow 
  powder. 
 
  {Golden  warbler}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  common  American  wood  warbler 
  ({Dendroica  [ae]stiva});  --  called  also  {blue-eyed  yellow 
  warbler},  {garden  warbler},  and  {summer  yellow  bird}. 
 
  {Golden  wasp}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  bright-colored  hymenopterous 
  insect,  of  the  family  {Chrysidid[ae]}.  The  colors  are 
  golden,  blue,  and  green. 
 
  {Golden  wedding}.  See  under  {Wedding}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  golden 
  adj  1:  having  the  deep  slightly  brownish  color  of  gold;  "long 
  aureate  (or  golden)  hair";  "a  gold  carpet"  [syn:  {aureate}, 
  {gilded},  {gilt},  {gold}] 
  2:  marked  by  peace  and  prosperity;  "a  golden  era";  "the  halcyon 
  days  of  the  clipper  trade"  [syn:  {halcyon},  {prosperous}] 
  3:  made  from  or  covered  with  gold;  "gold  coins";  "the  gold  dome 
  of  the  Capitol";  "the  golden  calf";  "gilded  icons"  [syn:  {gold}, 
  {gilded}] 
  4:  supremely  favored  or  fortunate;  "golden  lads  and  girls  all 
  must  /  like  chimney  sweepers  come  to  dust"  [syn:  {favored}, 
  {fortunate}] 
  5:  suggestive  of  gold;  "a  golden  voice" 
  6:  very  favorable  or  advantageous;  "a  golden  opportunity"  [syn: 
  {advantageous},  {favorable}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Golden,  CO  (city,  FIPS  30835) 
  Location:  39.73887  N,  105.21550  W 
  Population  (1990):  13116  (5825  housing  units) 
  Area:  19.5  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  80401,  80403 
  Golden,  IL  (village,  FIPS  30159) 
  Location:  40.10973  N,  91.01841  W 
  Population  (1990):  565  (258  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.5  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  62339 
  Golden,  MO 
  Zip  code(s):  65658 
  Golden,  MS  (town,  FIPS  27940) 
  Location:  34.48519  N,  88.18612  W 
  Population  (1990):  202  (96  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.5  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  38847 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  golden  adj  [prob.  from  folklore's  `golden  egg']  When  used  to 
  describe  a  magnetic  medium  (e.g.,  `golden  disk',  `golden  tape'),  describes 
  one  containing  a  tested,  up-to-spec,  ready-to-ship  software  version. 
  Compare  {platinum-iridium}.  One  may  also  "go  gold",  which  is  the 
  act  of  releasing  a  golden  version.  The  gold  color  of  many  CDROMs  is 
  a  coincidence;  this  term  was  well  established  a  decade  before  CDROM 
  distribution  become  common  in  the  mid-1990s. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  golden 
 
  [Probabaly  from  folklore's  "golden  egg"]  When  used  to  describe 
  a  magnetic  medium  (e.g.  "golden  disk",  "golden  tape"), 
  describes  one  containing  a  tested,  up-to-spec,  ready-to-ship 
  software  version.  Compare  {platinum-iridium}. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
 




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