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[leys-wurk] /ˈleɪsˌwɜrk/
lace (def 1).
Origin of lacework
1840-50; lace + work Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It was less a determined, swift river than a lacework of deltaic streams working their way along twisted channels.
  • They are extraordinarily level, one long curtain of lacework and woven foam.
  • Weir's medium is mehndi, an ancient art of temporary lacework tattoos done with herbal henna.
  • Close-up of delicate lacework edges decorating salt pinnacles.
  • When spring arrives the soft, new needles emerge and create a chartreuse lacework in the treetops.

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