I have seen beaten-bronze and copper-coloured water, but never silver-plated.

‘The cool, placid, silver-plated water at even coolly awaits the frost.’ 16 Oct 1859

Source: Henry David Thoreau, The Journal 1837-1861, Damion Searls (ed.), preface by John R. Stilgoe (New York: New York Review Books, 2009), p. 584

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