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.
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
The doily should be folded in four, and the letter out-lined in lead pencil in the corner of one of the quarters.
The guest himself will remove the bowl and doily and silver before the dessert is passed.Foods and Household Management|Helen Kinne
Put one doily for each person, Brownie, and a large one in the middle for the fern dish, and little ones for the tumblers.The Fun of Cooking|Caroline French Benton
Cut the cake into squares and pass in silver basket or handsome plate with doily.Suppers|Paul Pierce