- a course of brick in a wall of rubble.
- a bond course in a rowlock arch.
Origin of lacing
verb (used with object), laced, lac·ing.
verb (used without object), laced, lac·ing.
Origin of lace
Related Words for lacingmesh, ornament, thread, shoelace, mix, strap, fortify, interweave, spike, trim, edging, border, filigree, netting, net, trimming, tissue, openwork, crochet
Examples from the Web for lacing
Contemporary Examples of lacing
Such a sweeping, plain-style narration is essential for lacing together a collection that unfolds in three countries.Must-Reads: 'The Fat Years,' 'Drifting House,' and 'The Map and the Territory'
Isaac Stone Fish, Anna Clark, Cameron Martin
January 30, 2012
Historical Examples of lacing
"I am glad if I frighten you," she answered, while lacing her gloves.
In Fig. 59 the lacing commences at A, and terminates at the hole (B) at the edge.Practical Mechanics for Boys
J. S. Zerbe
The spinal distortion is one of the ordinary consequences of lacing.The Arena
"I'll be all right," and I went on lacing the snow-shoe thongs about my ankle.Lords of the North
A. C. Laut
The buttoning and the belting, the lacing and the knotting, at an end, he put on the hat.The Rich Little Poor Boy
Word Origin for lace
early 13c., laz, "cord made of braided or interwoven strands of silk, etc.," from Old French laz "a net, noose, string, cord, snare" (Modern French lacs), from Vulgar Latin *lacium, from Latin laqueum (nominative laqueus) "noose, snare" (Italian laccio, Spanish lazo), a trapping and hunting term, probably from Italic base *laq- "to ensnare" (cf. Latin lacere "to entice"). Later also "net, noose, snare" (c.1300); "piece of cord used to draw together the edges of slits or openings in an article of clothing" (late 14c.). The "ornamental net pattern" meaning is first recorded 1550s. Sense of "cord for tying" remains in shoelace. As an adjective, lace-curtain "middle class" (or lower-class with middle-class pretensions) usually is used in reference to Irish-Americans, by 1928.
c.1200, "fasten (clothing, etc.) with laces and ties;" see lace (n.). Also "tighten (a garment) by pulling its laces" (early 14c.). To lace coffee, etc., with a dash of liquor (1670s) originally was used of sugar, and comes via the notion of "to ornament or trim." Related: Laced; lacing. Laced mutton was "an old word for a whore" [Johnson].