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/ˈhɒnɪtən; ˈhʌn-/
a type of lace with a floral sprig pattern
Word Origin
C19: named after Honiton, Devon, where it was first made
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  • The application of honiton sprigs upon bobbin net has been of late years almost superseded by this modern guipure.

    Beeton's Book of Needlework Isabella Beeton
  • We had scouted pretty closely all round honiton, examining the country people, without hearing of any troops.

  • Until the present century no lace was heard of but pillow-lace,—a domestic manufacture, of which honiton was the most famous seat.

    Knowledge is Power: Charles Knight
  • As for the prisoner, he was sent off under guard to honiton gaol; I don't know what became of him.

  • honiton guipure lace is distinguished by the groundwork being of various stitches, in place of being sewn upon a net ground.

    Beeton's Book of Needlework Isabella Beeton
  • Her beautiful hair was very simply dressed and on it lay a wreath of orange blossoms covered by a veil of honiton lace.

    The Life of King Edward VII J. Castell Hopkins
  • The centre of a flower in honiton appliqué may be in worked various ways.

  • Thus, one of their number was postmaster of Gloucester, another postmaster of honiton, and a third postmaster of Portsmouth.

  • This design may be made up in Battenburg braid, or of point or honiton braid according to the texture of the lace desired.

    The Art of Modern Lace Making The Butterick Publishing Co.
  • A quarter of a mile in about three centuries, which shows that honiton is not a place that stands still.

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