point lace


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point lace

point lace

n
(Knitting & Sewing) lace made by a needle with buttonhole stitch on a paper pattern. Also called: needlepoint Compare pillow lace

point′ lace`


n.
lace made with a needle rather than with bobbins; needlepoint lace.
[1655–65]
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Noun1.point lace - lace worked with a needle in a buttonhole stitch on a paper patternpoint lace - lace worked with a needle in a buttonhole stitch on a paper pattern
lace - a delicate decorative fabric woven in an open web of symmetrical patterns
References in classic literature ?
Night-hawk was Jerry called; but no more lustrous or cleaner hansom than his ever closed its doors upon point lace and November violets.
I have laid it at the bottom of my chest under my point lace, which keeps it dry, without pressing upon it.
Wednesdays were gala days: the assembly was numerous; guests and visitors appeared in fiocchi; some women brought their sewing, knitting, or worsted work; the young girls were not ashamed to make patterns for the Alencon point lace, with the proceeds of which they paid for their personal expenses.