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Denoting, made of, or having the color of gold.(of language) highly ornamented or elaborate.

In language they are still Scottish; if they show any southern affectations, it is (all echoes of the older aureate style notwithstanding) the affectation of Tudor and Elizabethan English.Of the prose books named the Complaynt of Scotlande is the most remarkable example of aureate Middle Scots, the prose analogue of the verse of the ” Chaucerians.”


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