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lacework

[leys-wurk]
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noun
  1. lace(def 1).
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Origin of lacework

First recorded in 1840–50; lace + work
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Historical Examples

  • The Apaches were turning the side of the globe into lacework.

    The Defiant Agents

    Andre Alice Norton

  • Overhead the tattered roof of leaves made a lacework of the sun.

    Trusia

    Davis Brinton

  • I could see through the lacework of the blind; the drawing-room was empty.

    Hugo

    Arnold Bennett

  • It is a light, ethereal sort of structure, and looks like lacework.

    Across India

    Oliver Optic

  • Cigar-shaped barges stream under the lacework of the many bridges and make me think of tranquil days and willow-fringed horizons.

    Ballads of a Bohemian

    Robert W. Service