from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See lace.

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  • n. A piece or example of lace.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. work consisting of (or resembling) lace fabric


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  • Those who have travelled through Belgium only by train or car cannot appreciate the intimate and fascinating charm which characterizes the Flemish plains-strewn with monuments in stone whose facades recall the lacework that Flemish peasant women do on their lace pillows, sitting on the threshholds of their houses.

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  • The sails consisted of three stripes of sailcloth or matting, united by a kind of lacework, thus forming one whole sail for light winds.

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  • But a new book by retired University of Alberta professor Gordon Freeman says it is in fact the centre of a 26-square-kilometre stone "lacework" that marks the changing seasons and the phases of the moon with greater accuracy than our current calendar.

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  • Running through everything these people thought or knew, like the vast root systems of grasses that extend deep beneath the surface, as intricate as the lacework of billions of spiderwebs, were spiritual filaments that guided behavior and nourished rich mythologies.

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  • An intricate net of supporting veins divides and subdivides their apparent fragility into a lacework of tiny panels, and some chance combination of light and angle has created a mosaic of gleaming gold scattered through the silver.

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  • The red lace Marchesa gown she wore to the opening ceremony was an itchy-looking monstrosity -- whoever did the lacework should perhaps have gone to the Royal School of Needlework which did the lacework on Kate Middleton's wedding gown.

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  • Ms. Burton told that her goal was to "marry traditional fabrics and lacework, with a modern structure and design."

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  • The 112.8 million blogs and their participants, the hundreds of social bookmarking sites and their users, the dozens of social networking sites and their millions of members, and the numerous authority sites are intercon - nected in an intricate lacework of branches resembling the treelike projections of a neuron, called dendrites.

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  • But Guarino Guarini's dome begun in 1667, in particular, has become famous throughout the world for its fabulously intricate lacework of stone arches.2.

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  • It is compelling, also, hearing Burton talk about the duchess, and how she chose a shorter veil than is traditional because she didn't want to disguise the lacework.

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