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Mechlin lace

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noun
a fine bobbin lace with raised cord, originally made in Mechlin.
a similar lace made by machine.
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Also called Mechlin, malines.

Origin of Mechlin lace

First recorded in 1690–1700; after Mechlin
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British Dictionary definitions for Mechlin lace

Mechlin lace

noun
bobbin lace made at Mechlin, characterized by patterns outlined by a heavier flat threadAlso called: malines
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