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guipure

[gi-pyoo r; French gee-pyr] /gɪˈpyʊər; French giˈpür/
noun, plural guipures
[gi-pyoo rz; French gee-pyr] /gɪˈpyʊərz; French giˈpür/ (Show IPA)
1.
any of various laces, often heavy, made of linen, silk, etc., with the pattern connected by brides rather than by a net ground.
2.
any of various laces or trimmings formerly in use, made with cords or heavy threads, metal, etc.
Origin of guipure
1835-1845
1835-45; < French, equivalent to guip(er) to cover or whip with silk, etc. (< Germanic; see wipe, whip) + -ure -ure
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Historical Examples
  • "Say laces and offer her some guipure," whispered Bixiou in Gazonal's ear.

    Unconscious Comedians Honore de Balzac
  • The walls of her bed-chamber are hung with guipure and costly satin.

    The Magnificent Montez Horace Wyndham
  • In every design where lace can be introduced, guipure d'Art will be found useful.

    Beeton's Book of Needlework Isabella Beeton
  • These squares are used for guipure d'art and for darning on.

    Beeton's Book of Needlework Isabella Beeton
  • The nave Miss Ursula was present, nearly smothered in black silk and guipure.

  • M. Blanc also considers that there is but a slight transition between embroidery and guipure, which he says was the first lace.

    Needlework As Art Marian Alford
  • The great ladies paid fifty louis a yard for guipure, and then ran carelessly through the woods with these transparent dresses.

    The Conspirators Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
  • She had on her tussore in saxe-blue, trimmed with guipure lace, and was as pretty as ever, and as sad.

    A Likely Story William De Morgan
  • Lucille's dress of light blue faille silk, garnished with pearls and guipure lace, was very becoming.

    The Harris-Ingram Experiment Charles E. Bolton
  • A particular kind of purl makes this border look very like guipure lace.

    Beeton's Book of Needlework Isabella Beeton
British Dictionary definitions for guipure

guipure

/ɡɪˈpjʊə/
noun
1.
Also called guipure lace. any of many types of heavy lace that have their pattern connected by brides, rather than supported on a net mesh
2.
a heavy corded trimming; gimp
Word Origin
C19: from Old French guipure, from guiper to cover with cloth, of Germanic origin; see wipe, whip
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