lacemaking

[ leys-mey-king ]

noun
  1. the art, act, or process of making lace.

Origin of lacemaking

1
First recorded in 1825–35; lace + making

Words Nearby lacemaking

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How to use lacemaking in a sentence

  • lacemaking is the industry of the Haute-Loire district, and is said to employ ninety thousand women.

    The Car That Went Abroad | Albert Bigelow Paine
  • As a boy he had been rather jealous of her lacemaking, declaring that it was dearer to her than he himself was.

    The Far Horizon | Lucas Malet
  • Therefore a description of the process of lacemaking by the Leavers frame will serve as a description for all.

    Lace, Its Origin and History | Samuel L. Goldenberg
  • This manner of using the pillow in lacemaking has remained practically the same during more than three centuries.

    Lace, Its Origin and History | Samuel L. Goldenberg
  • During the last century this variety in lacemaking has died out in Devonshire, and now only Honiton is made.

    Lace, Its Origin and History | Samuel L. Goldenberg