from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Lace made of coarse linen or cotton thread twisted in simple geometric patterns.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- a simple thread lace worked upon a pillow with coarse thread; also, a similar lace made by machinery.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See lace.
French torchon, duster, from Old French, from torche, twisted straw, torch; see torch.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
She tried telling me that the famous nineteenth-century torchon lace was superior to Honiton if properly made.