ivory-white bobbin lace made of strong linen or cotton thread.
a machine lace, usually of cotton, copied from it.
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Origin of Cluny lace
1870–75; named after Cluny, France
Words nearby Cluny lace
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Example sentences from the Web for Cluny lace
Tufik's gift proved to be a small linen doily, with a Cluny-lace border!
We were hungry; so we spread out the shoebox lunch on one of the Cluny-lace covers and ate it, mostly in silence.
British Dictionary definitions for Cluny lace
a strong heavy silk and cotton bobbin lace made at Cluny or elsewhere
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