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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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  • The trees that stood upon either bank cast a lacework of shadow upon the carpet of moss and violets beneath them.

    A Dozen Ways Of Love Lily Dougall
  • The Apaches were turning the side of the globe into lacework.

    The Defiant Agents Andre Alice Norton
  • Long icicles formed on the naked trees, the window panes bore a lacework of frost.

    The Voice of the People Ellen Glasgow
  • Overhead the tattered roof of leaves made a lacework of the sun.

    Trusia Davis Brinton
  • Taut wires connected their tops, each tower with every other, so that the wires were a lacework above the small disc buildings.

    Wandl the Invader Raymond King Cummings
  • It is a light, ethereal sort of structure, and looks like lacework.

    Across India Oliver Optic
  • The centre must be filled up with lacework, using fine sewing-cotton.

    Beeton's Book of Needlework Isabella Beeton
  • These powerful buttresses are wonderfully effective in their contrast to the lacework of the sculpture.

  • I could see through the lacework of the blind; the drawing-room was empty.

    Hugo Arnold Bennett
  • They are extraordinarily level, one long curtain of lacework and woven foam.

    Letters from America Rupert Brooke

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