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(Crafts) work made from lace
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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]
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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"
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n (= fabric)Spitzenarbeit f, → Spitzenmuster nt; (of gold and silver) → Filigranmuster nt
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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. Trophies of blunderbuses, matchlocks, arquebuses, carbines, all kinds of firearms, ancient and modern, were picturesquely interlaced against the walls.
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 most simple and remarkable of all these ornaments was that which decorated the countenance of the chief.
The city's almost traffic-free centre is a lacework of cobbled medieval alleyways, one called the Shambles, with old-world overhanging houses.
Each creation from his atelier to fashion runway exhibits holds the signature Mak Tumang qualities--elaborate designs, intricate embroidery, and detailed lacework.
Dresses and blouses were adorned with lacework, appliques and pleating.
The 'A Bridge of Light' by Alexey Fedorov is a laser show that employs laser mapping to bring to life the beauty of Al Qasba architecture, unveiling the details of the building like delicate, intricate lacework. Emerging from the internal facade, the laser lights reach from either end of Al Qasba, meeting in the middle and creating a bridge of light.
Additional feminine touches include a refined dial featuring applied Arabic numerals and baton-style hands with luminous coatings, as well as a bezel studded with two rows of diamonds, set in a style known as dentelle, or "lacework."
White streaks, often forming a lacework, on the buccal mucosa are highly characteristic.
More than 22,000 container orchestration and API management systems are unprotected or publicly available on the internet, according to research from Lacework. According to reports, the containers suffer from poorly configured resources, lack of credentials and the use of non-secure protocols.
The collection comprises modest evening dresses in pastel colors -- peachy pinks, Tiffany-blues, and resplendent greys, embellished with delicate lacework and netting, beadwork and pearls, faux feathers and fringes -- making for a royal, princess-like collection.
Among the exhibits were paintings, sculpture, tapestry, pottery, embroidery, woodwork and lacework.