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guipure

[gi-pyoo r; French gee-pyr] /gɪˈpyʊər; French giˈpür/
noun, plural guipures
[gi-pyoo rz; French gee-pyr] /gɪˈpyʊərz; French giˈpür/ (Show IPA)
1.
any of various laces, often heavy, made of linen, silk, etc., with the pattern connected by brides rather than by a net ground.
2.
any of various laces or trimmings formerly in use, made with cords or heavy threads, metal, etc.
Origin of guipure
1835-1845
1835-45; < French, equivalent to guip(er) to cover or whip with silk, etc. (< Germanic; see wipe, whip) + -ure -ure
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Historical Examples
  • The walls of her bed-chamber are hung with guipure and costly satin.

    The Magnificent Montez Horace Wyndham
  • I have just had it from Howell and James:—guipure, they call it.

    The Fitz-Boodle Papers William Makepeace Thackeray
  • An upholstered armchair had at its back a triangle worked with guipure.

    Bouvard and Pcuchet Gustave Flaubert
  • As for the guipure, I told you that they would dye it again.

    Sentimental Education Vol 1 Gustave Flaubert
  • "Say laces and offer her some guipure," whispered Bixiou in Gazonal's ear.

    Unconscious Comedians Honore de Balzac
  • Honiton guipure is now the chief form of lace made at that town.

    Lace, Its Origin and History Samuel L. Goldenberg
  • These squares are used for guipure d'art and for darning on.

    Beeton's Book of Needlework Isabella Beeton
  • Lucille's dress of light blue faille silk, garnished with pearls and guipure lace, was very becoming.

    The Harris-Ingram Experiment Charles E. Bolton
  • Then he called her back to show her three yards of guipure that he had lately picked up "at a sale."

    Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert
  • And, more ready than a juggler, he wrapped up the guipure in some blue paper and put it in Emma's hands.

    Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert
British Dictionary definitions for guipure

guipure

/ɡɪˈpjʊə/
noun
1.
Also called guipure lace. any of many types of heavy lace that have their pattern connected by brides, rather than supported on a net mesh
2.
a heavy corded trimming; gimp
Word Origin
C19: from Old French guipure, from guiper to cover with cloth, of Germanic origin; see wipe, whip
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