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Cluny lace

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noun
  1. ivory-white bobbin lace made of strong linen or cotton thread.
  2. a machine lace, usually of cotton, copied from it.
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Origin of Cluny lace

1870–75; named after Cluny, France
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Examples from the Web for cluny lace

Historical Examples

  • Tufik's gift proved to be a small linen doily, with a Cluny-lace border!

    Tish, The Chronicle of Her Escapades and Excursions

    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • We were hungry; so we spread out the shoebox lunch on one of the Cluny-lace covers and ate it, mostly in silence.


British Dictionary definitions for cluny lace

Cluny lace

noun
  1. a strong heavy silk and cotton bobbin lace made at Cluny or elsewhere
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