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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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gui•pure(gɪˈpyʊər; Fr. giˈpür)
n., pl. -pures (-ˈpyʊərz; Fr. -ˈpür)
any of various heavy laces made with tape, cords, wire, metallic thread.
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