Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Paper stamped or cut by hand with an openwork pattern resembling some variety of lace.

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Examples

  • We want to admire the waves, and they drag us off to inspect the last new villa: we like the beach, and they bid us enjoy the gardens, brought every spring in lace-paper out of the florist's shop.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 11, No. 27, June, 1873

  • We had white lace-paper on the shelves and we used drawn-work paper napkins.

    Letters of a Woman Homesteader

  • I look at them, and recall with some irony those great round bunches in the shape of cauliflowers, which our florists sell in France, wrapped in white lace-paper!

    The French Immortals Series — Complete

  • The twins, dressed exactly alike, walked in front, each carrying an enormous bouquet of cut flowers in a "lace-paper" holder.

    McTeague

  • They were stiff and formal things, as big round as a breakfast plate, and invariably composed of a half-dozen wired japonicas ornamented with a pretentious cape of marvellously wrought lace-paper.

    A belle of the fifties : memoirs of Mrs. Clay, of Alabama, covering social and political life in Washington and the South, 1853-66,

  • It was an odd affair -- a white silk gown dotted with red hearts and bordered with dozens of old-fashioned lace-paper valentines, with their bright array of cupids and doves and flowers; and to May it was most becoming.

    Cicely and Other Stories

  • "We have got beyond hearts and darts and lace-paper affairs; but cast your judicial eye over that table at all I have received to-day: books and music and boxes of candy and no end of flowers."

    Cicely and Other Stories

  • So she dressed as an old-fashioned lace-paper valentine.

    Mary Ware's Promised Land

  • He insisted on decorating the table with rhododendron flowers, and placing on it every night four dishes of Moradabad metal work containing respectively six figs, six French plums, six dates, and six biscuits, all reposing on the orthodox lace-paper mats, and the moment dinner was over he carefully replaced these in pickle-jars for use next evening.

    The Days Before Yesterday

  • I look at them, and recall with some irony those great round bunches in the shape of cauliflowers, which our florists sell in France, wrapt in their white lace-paper.

    Madame Chrysantheme

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