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point coupé

[French pwan koo-pey] /French pwɛ̃ kuˈpeɪ/
Also called cutwork. a process for producing lace in which predetermined threads in the ground material are cut and removed in order to provide open areas for the insertion of ornamental patterns.
Also called cutwork lace. the lace produced by this process.
Origin of point coupé
1860-65; < French: cut point Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I made periodical visits to our plantation in point coupe parish, over fifty miles distant from Clinton.

    Old Times in Dixie Land Caroline E. Merrick

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