Brussels lace


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Brussels lace

n.
Net lace with an appliqué design, formerly made by hand but now usually made by machine.

Brussels lace

n
(Textiles) a fine lace with a raised or appliqué design

Brus′sels lace′


n.
1. a fine handmade lace in a floral pattern outlined with raised cordonnet, orig. made in the area of Brussels.
2. a modern machine-made lace with appliquéd floral designs.
[1740–50]
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Noun1.Brussels lace - fine lace with a raised or applique designBrussels lace - fine lace with a raised or applique design
lace - a delicate decorative fabric woven in an open web of symmetrical patterns
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"Two of my favourite discoveries so far have been the strikingly coloured ichneumonid wasp Ichneumon stramentor (the first known record for Scotland) and a moth called Brussels lace, an uncommon species which has been confirmed as a county first.
#QueenVictoria commissioned Honiton lace for her wedding ensemble, & insisted her daughter-in-law Princess Alexandra wore Honiton rather than Brussels lace at her wedding to the future King Edward VII.
With a family heirloom strip of Brussels lace sewn into it, the dress had been created by Madame Handley Seymour, topped with a head-covering bonnet-style veil and no tiara.
Augusta wore her mother's Priscilla of Boston silk taffeta gown and her grandmother's Brussels lace veil and carried a loose bouquet of white and green tulips, peonies, roses, and greenery that, in pastel hues, echoed the orange and purple colors of her alma mater, Clemson University.
Bruges has an ice rink, giant Christmas tree, famous Brussels lace and you can sample flavoured beers once you're done.
The bride, who was given away by her father, looked charming in a beautiful dress of white crepe meteor, with pearl embroidery and deep flounces of Brussels lace, given by her mother.
In Aleksandra Mokranjac's novels, a patient reader, although coming from an era of great impatience, gets a fine literary work, a kind of lacework, either Ohrid or Brussels lace, only the lace is made of sentences connected by gaps which serve to express strong emotions and shattered and scattered knowledge and perceptions of different aspects of reality.
Santina Levey, the lace expert who co-curated the exhibition with Joanna Hashagan, is hopeful of finding the piece of Brussels lace worn by film star Ingrid Bergman in Under Capricorn, directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Dressed in an elegant white dress, a veil of Brussels lace and carrying a trailing bouquet, the English-born bride tied the knot with Belgium's Prince Laurent at the Town Hall in Brussels.
She wore a simple wedding gown draped with a Brussels lace veil first worn by her prince's great-grandmother in 1877.
At the luncheon, Kathleen also presented her daughter with a scatter pin adorned with diamonds and sapphires to match her engagement ring and an antique Brussels lace handkerchief.
And this is for you, Merry Christmas.' Molly opened the packet of fine Brussels lace and burst into tears.

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