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 (gĭ-po͝or′, -pyo͝or′)
1. A coarse large-patterned lace without a net background. Also called Venice lace.
2. See gimp1.

[French, from Old French, from guiper, to cover with silk, of Germanic origin; see weip- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. (Textiles) Also called: guipure lace any of many types of heavy lace that have their pattern connected by brides, rather than supported on a net mesh
2. (Textiles) a heavy corded trimming; gimp
[C19: from Old French guipure, from guiper to cover with cloth, of Germanic origin; see wipe, whip]
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(gɪˈpyʊər; Fr. giˈpür)

n., pl. -pures (-ˈpyʊərz; Fr. -ˈpür)
any of various heavy laces made with tape, cords, wire, metallic thread.
[1835–45; < French (< Germanic; see wipe, whip) + -ure -ure]
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The whole gown was trimmed with Venetian guipure. On her head, among her black hair--her own, with no false additions--was a little wreath of pansies, and a bouquet of the same in the black ribbon of her sash among white lace.
That performance obviously leaves a bit of a question mark over the Panis colt, but he has 6lb in hand of his nearest rival in Thursday's six-furlong affair Guipure Haydock 2.40 Sands Of Mali (NAP) Hamilton 3.30 Ocala Hamilton 4.00 Gentle Look Chelmsford 6.30 - and it would be a huge shock if he were turned over on his way to an intended Royal Ascot outing.
HAYDOCK: 2.10 Frankadore, 2.40 Guipure, 3.10 Dubai Station, 3.40 Scale Force, 4.10 Boundary Lane, 4.40 Guandi, 5.10 Beach Break.
The Saint Laurent fashion house later said that Charlotte wore a silver guipure lace robe with large embroidered bows designed by Anthony Vaccarello, and satin sandals.
EeA[cedilla]EeEeEeEeEeEeEeEe Guipure diamond necklace (55.70-carats), set in platinum
Designers have also added luxurious woollen guipure lace on long skirts and miniskirts with blends of lace and velvet.
Pop print multi Guipure lace trim dress from Perseverance London.
Identify a pattern in the guipure lace that can fit half of the area you intend to cover.
These new designs are dubbed unique in the world of bridal lingerie, finished with embellishments that include guipure, glisenette, eyelash lace, scalloped trims and folded satin detail.
Artisan work combined the Chantilly lace, guipure, tulle, and embroidered elements to create a refined result Her gown was paired with a cathedral-length train featuring a French Alencon lace border.
While the crawling guipure suggests a flirtatious night under the spotlight, the traditional grey wool and structured tailoring makes it a fit for the meeting room.