American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A coarse large-patterned lace without a net ground.
- n. See gimp1.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Originally, a lace made of cords of a certain stoutness, each composed of several threads laid side by side, or of a strip of stuff or of parchment (see cartisane), and wound completely with thread. These cords were either arranged so as to touch one another and be sewed together often enough for solidity, or were maintained by means of brides or bars.
- n. A kind of lace.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A term used for lace of different kinds; most properly for a lace of large pattern and heavy material which has no ground or mesh, but has the pattern held together by connecting threads called
- From French guipure, from guiper ‘to cover with silk’. (Wiktionary)
- French, from Old French, from guiper, to cover with silk, of Germanic origin; see weip- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“And at Louis Vuitton, designer Marc Jacobs showed revealing sultan pants and long skirts in black guipure lace coyly woven with the house's initials.”
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“Whether parading to the White House in an Isabel Toledo wool guipure ensemble or perched on Jay Leno's "Tonight Show" couch in a yellow J. Crew cardigan and bold print blouse, she continues to make colorful, fashion-forward choices and she wears them with confidence.”
“Up close, the First Lady's yellow Isabel Toledo sheath and matching jacket revealed an intricate wool guipure detail, a choice which reflected both her enviable confidence and her bold approach to fashion.”
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“Cosette wore over a petticoat of white taffeta, her robe of Binche guipure, a veil of English point, a necklace of fine pearls, a wreath of orange flowers; all this was white, and, from the midst of that whiteness she beamed forth.”
“He had given to Cosette a robe of Binche guipure which had descended to him from his own grandmother.”
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