Alencon lace
Alencon lace \A`len`[,c]on" lace"\ See under {Lace}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Alençon lace — or point d Alençon is a needle lace originating from the town of Alençon, France. The style is sometimes called the Queen of lace. Lace began being manufactured in originated in Alençon in the 16th century. The local industry was promoted by Jean …   Wikipedia

  • Alençon lace — 1. Also called point d Alençon. a delicate needlepoint lace having a solid design outlined with twisted yarn on a background of hexagonal mesh. 2. a machine reproduction of this lace, with a cordlike outline. [1855 60] * * * ▪ lace French  Point… …   Universalium

  • alençon lace — noun see alençon * * * 1. Also called point d Alençon. a delicate needlepoint lace having a solid design outlined with twisted yarn on a background of hexagonal mesh. 2. a machine reproduction of this lace, with a cordlike outline. [1855 60] * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Alencon 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Alençon lace — /əlɛnsən ˈleɪs/ (say uhlensuhn lays) noun 1. a delicate needlepoint lace made in Alençon. 2. a machine reproduction of this lace, with a cordlike outline. {from Alençon, a lace making centre in NW France} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Alençon — Town hall of Alençon …   Wikipedia

  • alençon — əˈlenˌsän, en(t)sən also |alən|sän noun or alençon lace ( s) Usage: usually capitalized A Etymology: Alençon from French alençon, short for point d Alençon Alençon lace, from Alençon, France, where it is made; Alençon lace, translation of French… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lace — • The two earliest known specimens of lace worked linen albs are that of St. Francis, preserved at St. Clare s convent, Assisi, and the alb of Pope Boniface VIII, now in the treasury of the Sistine Chapel Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Alençon — [ə len′sän΄, ə len′sən; ] Fr [ ȧ län sōn′] n. [after Alençon, town in NW France, where orig. made] a needlepoint lace with a solid design on a net background …   English World dictionary

  • Alençon — /ann lahonn sawonn /; Eng. /euh len seuhn, son/, n. a city in and the capital of Orne, in NW France: lace manufacture. 34,666. * * * ▪ France       town, Orne département, Basse Normandie région, northwestern France. Alençon lies at the juncture… …   Universalium

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