from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Lace worked by spiderstitch.


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  • Nothing can be more exquisite in its way than the grande place in the very heart of the city, surrounded with those toppling, zigzag, ten-storied buildings bedizened all over with ornaments and emblems so peculiar to the Netherlands, with the brocaded Hotel de Ville on one side, with its impossible spire rising some three hundred and seventy feet into the air and embroidered to the top with the delicacy of needle - work, sugarwork, spider-work, or what you will.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Works


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