noun, plural doi·lies.
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Never a public or private showoff, doilies and framed photos of deceased relatives were her notion of decor.A modest rebel: The paradoxical personality of Eleanor Roosevelt|Douglas Brinkley|November 6, 2020|Washington Post
Somebody has to draw the line, and if it takes a 90-pound Jewish grandmother bedecked in a doily to do it, so be it.
All wear white gloves, have doily-adorned seats, and accept American Express.
She had arranged the jelly in a dainty dish, and now ran into the dining-room for a doily, which she wrapped about it.Those Dale Girls|Frank Weston Carruth
Remove the glass and doily; put it in front of your plate a little to the right.The Complete Bachelor|Walter Germain
If fruit is the first course, there should be at each place a fruit-plate with a doily, finger-bowl, and fruit-knife on it.The Expert Maid-Servant|Cristine Terhune Herrick
All such receptacles are placed on a small plate either with or without a paper doily of the right size.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4|Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
Place a lace paper doily on the plate, stand the glass on this and lay a pink rose on the plate.Suppers|Paul Pierce