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point lace

lace made with a needle rather than with bobbins; needlepoint.
Origin of point lace
First recorded in 1655-65
Related forms
point-laced, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for point lace
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  • We are less learned in point lace than we are in croquettes.

  • Irish point lace has its individuality as strong as Brussels point.

    One Irish Summer William Eleroy Curtis
  • The veil was point lace, and must have cost a little fortune.

    The Fatal Glove

    Clara Augusta Jones Trask
  • It was Howel's pleasure that she should make it in point lace and diamonds.

    Gladys, the Reaper

    Anne Beale
  • point lace and satin were of no account with the Bethune boys, any more than were bare toes and a hatless head.

    The Quiver 12/1899 Anonymous
  • In one corner, a fair philosopher in blue velvet and point lace, took the Sun in hand facetiously.

    Heart and Science Wilkie Collins
  • He went to the drawing-room, where my lady sat looking regally beautiful in black velvet and point lace.

    A Mad Love Bertha M. Clay
  • Their veils were circular and of point lace; their chaplets of natural orange blossoms woven by Madeleine herself.

    Fairy Fingers Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
  • There were ruffles of point lace in the full sleeves, and she held up the point-lace cap and fichu that completed the costume.

    The Land of Long Ago Eliza Calvert Hall
  • It must be trimmed with an old collar of Venetian point lace, which was one of Mrs. Butler's heirlooms.

    Madge Morton's Secret

    Amy D. V. Chalmers
British Dictionary definitions for point lace

point lace

lace made by a needle with buttonhole stitch on a paper pattern Also called needlepoint Compare pillow lace
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