drawn work

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noun

ornamental work done by drawing threads from a fabric, the remaining portions usually being formed into lacelike patterns by needlework.

Nearby words

  1. drawing-room comedy,
  2. drawknife,
  3. drawl,
  4. drawn,
  5. drawn butter,
  6. drawn-out,
  7. drawplate,
  8. drawshave,
  9. drawsheet,
  10. drawstring

Origin of drawn work

First recorded in 1585–95

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drawn work

noun

ornamental needlework done by drawing threads out of the fabric and using the remaining threads to form lacelike patternsAlso called: drawn-thread work
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