from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Any one of a variety of machines used in the manufacture of lace.


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  • During all these hours, during the coming and going of these crowds of fears, sorrows, memories, anticipations in Ramona's heart, all that there was to be seen to the eye was simply a calm, quiet girl, sitting on the veranda, diligently working at her lace-frame.


  • "I do not think my father would let me," she answered, with her eyes cast down upon her lace-frame.

    The Last Hope

  • Mélie, when she had washed her hands, took from where it lay beside the window her lace-frame, sat down in the broad daylight and worked.

    Bouvard and Pécuchet A Tragi-comic Novel of Bourgeois Life


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