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(pronounced gihlt OR gihld)

This kind of gilt is sooooo much better than the other kind. Example: Some people feel guilt over gilding every little thing in their homes with too much gilt. Yes, to

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(pronounced gimp)

We know where you’re going with this, so just stop. In the decorative world, gimp is an ornamental flat braid or round cord used as a trimming on upholstery, drapery, lamps, bedding,

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(pronounced JIHR-ehn-dohl)

This late 17th century French term, which developed from the Italian term girandola, describes a highly decorative, branched candleholder made out of stone (such as marble) and metal (such as bronze or

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(pronounced GLAMP-ing)

We thought we’d have a little fun and include this trendy term. Glamourous + camping = glamping; i.e., relishing the majesty of the outdoors without sacrificing luxury accommodations and

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Simply put, this means glass. It can also be used as the process of fitting and installing windows or areas with glass. On top of that, the material used in the process doesn’t even have to

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(pronounced gleen)

A simple little word that means to find out, gather data or material a little bit at a time, or to search through for relevant information.

Example: After their brief series

GMP
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(pronounced like the initials: gee-em-pee)

Not to be confused with GNP (gross national product), the term you hear newscasters and government officials spitting out when discussing economic ups and downs. No, this fat little acronym stands for

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(pronounced gohd)

A goad is actually the name of the pointed rod handlers use to get animals to move or act, whether on the ranch or in a circus ring. In everyday language, we use this word

GPF
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(pronounced like the initials: gee-pee-eff)

An acronym for “gallons per flush”. This term is especially important when looking to design sustainable-minded or to earn credits for LEED projects, as the lower the GPF for