Origin of lacework

First recorded in 1840–50; lace + work Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for lacework

Historical Examples of lacework

  • The Apaches were turning the side of the globe into lacework.

    The Defiant Agents

    Andre Alice Norton

  • Overhead the tattered roof of leaves made a lacework of the sun.


    Davis Brinton

  • I could see through the lacework of the blind; the drawing-room was empty.


    Arnold Bennett

  • It is a light, ethereal sort of structure, and looks like lacework.

    Across India

    Oliver Optic

  • Cigar-shaped barges stream under the lacework of the many bridges and make me think of tranquil days and willow-fringed horizons.

    Ballads of a Bohemian

    Robert W. Service