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dentelle

[den-tel, dahn-]
noun
  1. lace(def 1).
  2. a lacelike, tooled pattern used in decorating book covers.
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Origin of dentelle

1840–50; < French: lace, literally, little tooth < Old French dentele, diminutive of dent tooth < Latin dent- (stem of dēns)
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Historical Examples

  • The sortie de bal which covers the body, is of white cachmere, finished by a deep flounce of dentelle de laine.

    Harper's New Monthly Magazine, No. XI.--April, 1851--Vol. II.

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