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See lace.


(Crafts) work made from lace



n., v. laced, lac•ing. n.
1. a netlike ornamental fabric made of threads by hand or machine.
2. a cord or string for holding or drawing together, as when passed through holes in opposite edges.
3. ornamental cord or braid.
4. to fasten, draw together, or compress by or as if by means of a lace.
5. to pass (a cord, leather strip, etc.), as through holes.
6. to interlace; intertwine.
7. to adorn or trim with lace.
8. to add a small amount of alcoholic liquor or other substance to: coffee laced with brandy.
9. to beat; thrash.
10. to compress the waist of (a person) by drawing tight the laces of a corset, or the like.
11. to mark or streak, as with color.
12. to be fastened with a lace.
13. to attack physically or verbally (usu. fol. by into).
[1175–1225; Middle English las < Old French laz, las « Latin laqueus noose]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lacework - work consisting of (or resembling) lace fabriclacework - work consisting of (or resembling) lace fabric
piece of work, work - a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing; "it is not regarded as one of his more memorable works"; "the symphony was hailed as an ingenious work"; "he was indebted to the pioneering work of John Dewey"; "the work of an active imagination"; "erosion is the work of wind or water over time"


n (= fabric)Spitzenarbeit f, → Spitzenmuster nt; (of gold and silver) → Filigranmuster nt
References in classic literature ?
All imaginable lines and curves and figures were delineated over his whole body, and in their grotesque variety and infinite profusion I could only compare them to the crowded groupings of quaint patterns we sometimes see in costly pieces of lacework.
Often at night a hideous form was seen wandering along the frail balustrade of carved lacework, which crowns the towers and borders the circumference of the apse; again it was the hunchback of Notre-Dame.
Lofty pillars formed of cannon, superposed upon huge mortars as a base, supported the fine ironwork of the arches, a perfect piece of cast-iron lacework.
Russian calico, Rakulka and Mezen painting, Kuban patterns and Vologda lacework are just a few of the aesthetic traditions featured on the patchwork quilt motif.
She was talented and had great artistic ability and made intricate and beautiful works of needlepoint, lacework and many other handmade items.
Trimmings include Parsi ghara, chikankari, gota patti, kamani and zardozi with crochet lacework.
Miss Work Of Art f Dutch Art - Lacework Mel Roberts/Nicola Meese 199224-OR 103 RPR 102 She had a great time of it as a two-year-old, winning in Listed company and finishing fourth in the Cheveley Park.
Pretty blooms feature on the company's Lacework and Passion Lily papers, pounds 30 a roll, and its Superfresco collection, from pounds 20 a roll, also has attractive prints.
It offers the chance to share and learn traditional skills such as needlepoint, beadwork, lacework, patchwork and knitting.
Thomas Jones jumped into this melting pot when he left Bala for India in the 19th century and the country's readiness to take the best of other cultures is demonstrated in the reported popularity of scones and Welsh lacework in the Khasi Hills.
Other family members helped search for wedding information, select dress patterns, buy the materials, do lacework, make the silk roses and stitch crystals on the dress.
State television showed large trees and electricity poles sprawled across roads as well as roofless houses ringed by water in the delta, a lacework of paddy fields and canals regarded as Burma's rice bowl.