And they did hammer the gold into thin plates, and cut it into wires, to work it in the blue, and in the purple, and in the scarlet, and in the fine linen, with skillful work.
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George Leo Haydock
Threads. Hebrew, "wires to work it in the blue. With cunning work. "The ancients had the art of beating gold into thin plates, with which they adorned the horns of their victims (Virgil, Æneid iv.) See Numbers xvi. 58. (Calmet)