a square mesh net or lace, originally knotted by hand but now copied by machine.
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How to use filet lace in a sentence
Four to a dozen tea cloths, of filet lace or drawn work or Russian embroidery, with tiny napkins to match.Etiquette | Emily Post
It may be plain linen hemstitched or scalloped, or it may be much embroidered and have mosaic or filet lace.Etiquette | Emily Post
This crocheted work, if evenly done in fine thread, is quite suggestive of the Italian filet lace.The Library of Work and Play: Home Decoration | Charles Franklin Warner
There is some striking filet lace on the various altar-cloths.Sea and Sardinia | D. H. Lawrence
filet lace came then, sheerly, whole yokes of it for crepe de Chine nightgowns and dainty scalloped edges for camisoles.