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. 2001.

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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 — 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

  • 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. — 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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