Laced mutton
Laced Laced, a. 1. Fastened with a lace or laces; decorated with narrow strips or braid. See {Lace}, v. t. [1913 Webster]

2. Decorated with the fabric lace. [1913 Webster]

A shirt with laced ruffles. --Fielding. [1913 Webster]

{Laced mutton}, a prostitute. [Old slang]

{Laced stocking}, a strong stocking which can be tightly laced; -- used in cases of weak legs, varicose veins, etc. --Dunglison. [1913 Webster]


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