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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 ?
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.
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.
The sea sparkled, a lacework of vineyards and olive groves unfurled beneath us.
As was the case in Muslim Andalusia, the colours of these tiles contrasted pleasantly with the higher white lacework of plaster.
When I first drove the quiet lacework of upcountry backroads nearly 25 years ago, about the only tourists who ventured here were bleary-eyed motorists careening up the narrow roads in the predawn darkness to catch the sunrise at the top of Haleakala.
A short, high-banked canal had been gouged out of the loose Florida soil: on either side a vast acreage of trucked-in sand had been meshed with a lacework of newly asphalted streets and dotted with the concrete foundation pads for hundreds of future homes.
Terrific, she says, now not to paint this story: Not paint here: the snow riddled with holes, shrapnel pocks, little yellow lacework of piss or here, not paint Uncle bearded, raving on his knees?
Tourists can wear a Maria Clara costume made of piAa fabric with billowing lacework sleeves or the Spanishperiod barong Tagalog for P200 as rental fee.
According to Shihab, factories suffered from a major shortage of women - who long dominated the silk factories' workforce - after they found they earned more in lacework, which they could do from home.
Cheveley Park Stud's improving filly Lacework impressed when striding out with the same owner's Queen's Best.