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Mechlin lace

noun

  1. a fine bobbin lace with raised cord, originally made in Mechlin.
  2. a similar lace made by machine.


Mechlin lace

noun

  1. bobbin lace made at Mechlin, characterized by patterns outlined by a heavier flat thread Also calledmalines


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Mechlin lace1

First recorded in 1690–1700; after Mechlin
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Example Sentences

His cuffs would enter a barrel with difficulty, and his chin reposes upon a frill of irreproachable Mechlin lace.

Jacques arrays his forces, and gracefully smooths his Mechlin lace cravat.

She wore a robe of emerald Genoa velvet, with an open bodice, laced over a chemisette of fine-wrought Mechlin lace.

There was no mistaking it—the veil was of the richest Mechlin lace.

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