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pillow lace

pillow lace

noun

  1. lace made by winding thread around bobbins on a padded cushion or board Compare point lace


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Word History and Origins

Origin of pillow lace1

First recorded in 1855–60

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Example Sentences

His idea, which is somewhat confusing, is perhaps best understood from his comparison of plant structure with pillow lace.

Third, by machinery, when imitations of both point and pillow lace patterns are produced.

Pillow lace needs a little more attention, but is a lovely art which girls can easily master.

Miss Arabella made beautiful pillow lace, and sometimes the grand ladies came in carriages and paid her ever so much money for it.

Doris didn't know much about Holland, even if she could make pillow lace and read French verses with a charming accent.

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