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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
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Tunisian or point lace forms a very good edging to a mantelboard, and when a foot deep, or nearly so, it is extremely handsome.

    Household Organization Florence Caddy
  • It was Howel's pleasure that she should make it in point lace and diamonds.

    Gladys, the Reaper Anne Beale
  • It was of white satin, with a point lace overskirt, looped up at intervals with tiny bouquets of orange blossoms.

    The Fatal Glove Clara Augusta Jones Trask
  • In one corner, a fair philosopher in blue velvet and point lace, took the Sun in hand facetiously.

    Heart and Science Wilkie Collins
  • Their veils were circular and of point lace; their chaplets of natural orange blossoms woven by Madeleine herself.

    Fairy Fingers Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
  • 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
  • Beckford, in describing the apartment of a Spanish lady, writes: "Her bed was of the richest blue velvet trimmed with point lace."

  • She wore, I remember, a black brocaded silk and point lace fichu.

    Old Times in Dixie Land Caroline E. Merrick
  • point lace is made of very fine plain braid with much finer thread and more elaborate stitches.

  • point lace of the old sort was the highest form of needle art.

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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