Torchon lace
Torchon lace Tor"chon lace` [F. torchon a kind of coarse napkin.] a simple thread lace worked upon a pillow with coarse thread; also, a similar lace made by machinery. [1913 Webster]

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  • Torchon lace — is a bobbin lace that was made all over Europe.cite encyclopedia |encyclopedia=Encyclopædia Britannica |title=Torchon lace |url= 9072927/Torchon lace |accessdate=2008 05 23 |edition=online] It is continuous,… …   Wikipedia

  • torchon lace — [tôr′shän΄; ] Fr [ tō̂r shōn′] n. [Fr torchon, dishcloth, duster < OFr torche: see TORCH] 1. a strong, bobbin lace made of coarse linen or cotton thread in simple, open, geometric patterns 2. an imitation of this made by machine …   English World dictionary

  • torchon lace — /tawr shon/; Fr. /tawrdd shawonn / 1. a bobbin made linen or cotton lace with loosely twisted threads in simple, open patterns. 2. a machine made imitation of this. [1875 80; torchon < F: duster, dishcloth, lit., something to wipe with, equiv. to …   Universalium

  • torchon lace — /ˈtɔʃən leɪs/ (say tawshuhn lays) noun 1. bobbin made linen or cotton lace with loosely twisted threads in simple, open patterns. 2. a machine made imitation of this, in linen or cotton. Also, torchon. {torchon, from French: dishcloth} …   Australian English dictionary

  • torchon lace — tor′chon lace′ [[t]ˈtɔr ʃɒn[/t]] fr. [[t]tɔrˈʃɔ̃[/t]] n. tex a bobbin or machine made lace of cotton or linen with simple, fanlike patterns • Etymology: 1875–80; torchon < F: duster, dishcloth, der. of torch(er) to wipe, dust, orig. with a… …   From formal English to slang

  • torchon lace — noun see torchon …   Useful english dictionary

  • lace — 1. noun 1) a dress trimmed with white lace Syn: openwork, lacework, tatting; passementerie, needlepoint (lace), filet, bobbin lace, pillow lace, torchon lace, needle lace, point lace, Battenberg lace, Chantilly lace, Mechlin lace, Valenciennes 2) …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • torchon — [ tɔ:ʃ(ə)n] (also torchon lace) noun coarse bobbin lace with geometrical designs. Origin C19: from Fr., lit. duster, dishcloth …   English new terms dictionary

  • torchon — n. (in full torchon lace) coarse bobbin lace with geometrical designs. Etymology: F, = duster, dishcloth f. torcher wipe …   Useful english dictionary

  • lace — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. cord, lacing; braid; openwork, network. See ornament. v. t. weave, twine; interlace; bind, tie; flavor, mix, spike; informal, whip, lash. See mixture, crossing, punishment. II (Roget s IV) n. 1.… …   English dictionary for students

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