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lacework

[leys-wurk] /ˈleɪsˌwɜrk/
noun
1.
lace (def 1).
Origin of lacework
1840-1850
First recorded in 1840-50; lace + work
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  • 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
  • These powerful buttresses are wonderfully effective in their contrast to the lacework of the sculpture.

  • The next day they traveled fourteen and the next twelve, and there was no lacework of frost at all.

  • The lacework stone spire of the crossing was one of the first in the region.

    How France Built Her Cathedrals Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
  • They are extraordinarily level, one long curtain of lacework and woven foam.

    Letters from America Rupert Brooke
  • He had a deeply lined face with a lacework of tiny wrinkles around the slanted eyes.

    The Colors of Space Marion Zimmer Bradley

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