Pillow lace
Lace Lace (l[=a]s), n. [OE. las, OF. laz, F. lacs, dim. lacet, fr. L. laqueus noose, snare; prob. akin to lacere to entice. Cf. {Delight}, {Elicit}, {Lasso}, {Latchet}.] 1. That which binds or holds, especially by being interwoven; a string, cord, or band, usually one passing through eyelet or other holes, and used in drawing and holding together parts of a garment, of a shoe, of a machine belt, etc. [1913 Webster]

His hat hung at his back down by a lace. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

For striving more, the more in laces strong Himself he tied. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. A snare or gin, especially one made of interwoven cords; a net. [Obs.] --Fairfax. [1913 Webster]

Vulcanus had caught thee [Venus] in his lace. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

3. A fabric of fine threads of linen, silk, cotton, etc., often ornamented with figures; a delicate tissue of thread, much worn as an ornament of dress. [1913 Webster]

Our English dames are much given to the wearing of costly laces. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

4. Spirits added to coffee or some other beverage. [Old Slang] --Addison. [1913 Webster]

{Alen[,c]on lace}, a kind of point lace, entirely of needlework, first made at Alen[,c]on in France, in the 17th century. It is very durable and of great beauty and cost.

{Bone lace}, {Brussels lace}, etc. See under {Bone}, {Brussels}, etc.

{Gold lace}, or {Silver lace}, lace having warp threads of silk, or silk and cotton, and a weft of silk threads covered with gold (or silver), or with gilt.

{Lace leather}, thin, oil-tanned leather suitable for cutting into lacings for machine belts.

{Lace lizard} (Zo["o]l.), a large, aquatic, Australian lizard ({Hydrosaurus giganteus}), allied to the monitors.

{Lace paper}, paper with an openwork design in imitation of lace.

{Lace piece} (Shipbuilding), the main piece of timber which supports the beak or head projecting beyond the stem of a ship.

{Lace pillow}, and {Pillow lace}. See under {Pillow}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Pillow lace — Pillow Pil low, n. [OE. pilwe, AS. pyle, fr. L. pilvinus.] 1. Anything used to support the head of a person when reposing; especially, a sack or case filled with feathers, down, hair, or other soft material. [1913 Webster] [Resty sloth] finds the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pillow lace — Pil low lace Lace made by hand with bobbins on a pillow. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pillow lace — n. BOBBIN LACE * * * …   Universalium

  • pillow lace — n. BOBBIN LACE …   English World dictionary

  • pillow lace — noun a handmade lace worked on a pillow with threads wound on bobbins; the pattern is marked out on the pillow by pins • Syn: ↑bobbin lace • Hypernyms: ↑lace • Hyponyms: ↑Valenciennes, ↑Valenciennes lace …   Useful english dictionary

  • pillow lace — noun lace made by hand using a lace pillow …   English new terms dictionary

  • pillow lace — noun Etymology: from its being worked over a pillow on which the pattern is marked Date: circa 1855 lace made with a bobbin …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pillow lace. — See bobbin lace. [1855 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • pillow lace — /ˈpɪloʊ leɪs/ (say piloh lays) noun lace made on a padded board with threads wound on bobbins …   Australian English dictionary

  • pillow lace. — See bobbin lace. [1855 60] …   Useful english dictionary

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