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  • I inherited a fine set of lace-edged pillow shams that sat in deep-drawer exile for years.

    What a Little Lace Can Do

  • In my bed gown and cap, wrapped in a lace-edged wool shawl against the dampness that penetrates the old stone walls, I am ready to slip into the high, four-poster bed curtained with embroidered silk.

    Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer

  • Sighing at her sad lack of fortitude, Mary repinned a riotous curl that threatened to fall, and wishing she were a tad thinner, smoothed her cheery yellow round gown of light wool and tugged her long, lace-edged sleeves to the tops of her hands.

    One Night in Scotland

  • The walls were a permanently open photograph album of Carstairses, Silvestris, Ceruttis and Cunninghams, the occasional tables boasted lava lamps next to Dresden china lamps, and there were lace-edged, daisy-embroidered doilies everywhere.

    Naked Cruelty

  • A lace-edged cap like a turban bedecked with ribbons and feathers did not quite conceal her hair, which was dark like Dela garde's, though streaked through with grey.


  • We rode standing-room-only buses with chickens at our elbows, and "luxury" buses where violent lurid Hollywood movies made the kilometers seem eternal, and narrow gauge trains with lace-edged linens in the hard sleepers.

    Valerie Tarico: My Abortion Baby

  • One thing I did with these cards that I've never done before is do a finished edge with the fabric folded underneath on both back and front (I usually just satin stitch, but I am trying variations, like with the lace-edged Valentine's cards).

    "Fibres" postcards

  • Pulling out a lace-edged hanky, she gave her nose a noisy blow.


  • After he let go, he pulled a lace-edged handkerchief from his vest and dabbed away bubbles of saliva from the corners of his mouth.

    The Chef’s Apprentice

  • Some time after they had left, Larissa Barnum pulled off her silk frock and sat at her dressing table in her old lace-edged satin slip.

    An Atlas of Impossible Longing


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