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foil

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noun
  • metal rolled or hammered into a very thin flexible sheet [Barron]
  • a thin piece of material (as metal) put under an inferior or paste stone to add color or brilliance [Taisha]
  • contrast [Nandigam]
verb
  • prevent from carrying out [Nandigam]

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