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cordonnet

[kawr-dn-et, -dn-ey] /ˌkɔr dnˈɛt, -dnˈeɪ/
noun
1.
a thread, cord, or yarn used to outline a lace motif, form fringes, edge decorative braid, etc.
Origin of cordonnet
1855-1860
From French, dating back to 1855-60; See origin at cordon, -et
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  • Is usually worked with horsehair on the edges to give firmness to the cordonnet.

    Textiles

    William H. Dooley
  • The cordonnet of Alençon is the only one which has horsehair for its foundation.

  • There were also other differences, both the "cordonnet" and the "rseau" being unlike those of Alenon.

    Lace, Its Origin and History Samuel L. Goldenberg
  • Take two silk threads of the kind sold as "cordonnet" silk, each thread of a different colour.

  • The pattern is outlined with a cordonnet of a flat, untwisted silk strand.

    Lace, Its Origin and History Samuel L. Goldenberg

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