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  • 1(Of gold) pure: gold leaf made up of 24-carat gold mixed with platinum
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    • She started complaining about how heavy her 24-carat ring was and that her finger hurt.
    • The gallery creates one-off pieces based around the 24-carat gold discs presented to artists in the music industry.
    • Above the doorways, cherubs cluster around rich pediments and everywhere there is the sparkle of freshly-applied 24-carat gilding.
  • 1.1Genuine; trustworthy: the 24-carat project manager was supplied by the company the sources were 24-carat—not third-hand or second-hand
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    • While holding a guard hostage, he demanded an inflatable doll, a helicopter and a cup of tea as ransom, leading one staff member to describe him as "a 24-carat nutter".
    • This is 24-carat naturalistic, understated acting of a kind one rarely sees.
    • He was and always will be a 24-carat legend.

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