Such a sweeping, plain-style narration is essential for lacing together a collection that unfolds in three countries.
Kirby caressed his middle section gently with both hands, smiling dreamily into the lacing of apple boughs over his head.
We can readily see, then, the effect of lacing or tight clothing.
Piggy Morris was just lacing his boots previous to going on a huckstering expedition round the neighbouring farms.
"I'll be all right," and I went on lacing the snow-shoe thongs about my ankle.
They are combined into one by here and there lacing the warp and filling of one cloth into the warp and filling of the other.
I was lacing Madame, who, with bare arms raised, was looking into the mirror.
Jud paused in the act of lacing a shoe and stared speculatively at a grated and dusty window.
It stops where the lacing began, and the ends are there tied together.
Several places can be provided for the blade to cut different widths of lacing.
early 13c., laz, "cord made of braided or interwoven strands of silk, etc.," from Old French laz "a net, noose, string, cord, snare" (Modern French lacs), from Vulgar Latin *lacium, from Latin laqueum (nominative laqueus) "noose, snare" (Italian laccio, Spanish lazo), a trapping and hunting term, probably from Italic base *laq- "to ensnare" (cf. Latin lacere "to entice"). Later also "net, noose, snare" (c.1300); "piece of cord used to draw together the edges of slits or openings in an article of clothing" (late 14c.). The "ornamental net pattern" meaning is first recorded 1550s. Sense of "cord for tying" remains in shoelace. As an adjective, lace-curtain "middle class" (or lower-class with middle-class pretensions) usually is used in reference to Irish-Americans, by 1928.
c.1200, "fasten (clothing, etc.) with laces and ties;" see lace (n.). Also "tighten (a garment) by pulling its laces" (early 14c.). To lace coffee, etc., with a dash of liquor (1670s) originally was used of sugar, and comes via the notion of "to ornament or trim." Related: Laced; lacing. Laced mutton was "an old word for a whore" [Johnson].