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lacemaking

[leys-mey-king] /ˈleɪsˌmeɪ kɪŋ/
noun
1.
the art, act, or process of making, lace.
Origin of lacemaking
1825-1835
1825-35; lace + making
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  • As a boy he had been rather jealous of her lacemaking, declaring that it was dearer to her than he himself was.

    The Far Horizon Lucas Malet
  • lacemaking is the industry of the Haute-Loire district, and is said to employ ninety thousand women.

    The Car That Went Abroad Albert Bigelow Paine
  • During the last century this variety in lacemaking has died out in Devonshire, and now only Honiton is made.

    Lace, Its Origin and History Samuel L. Goldenberg
  • This manner of using the pillow in lacemaking has remained practically the same during more than three centuries.

    Lace, Its Origin and History Samuel L. Goldenberg
  • Therefore a description of the process of lacemaking by the Leavers frame will serve as a description for all.

    Lace, Its Origin and History Samuel L. Goldenberg
  • Until the Congested Districts Board undertook the work, lacemaking was practically confined to the convents.

    One Irish Summer William Eleroy Curtis
  • But all these efforts were fruitless to discourage the growth of lacemaking.

    Lace, Its Origin and History Samuel L. Goldenberg

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