mechlin-lace

Mechlin lace

noun
1.
a fine bobbin lace with raised cord, originally made in Mechlin.
2.
a similar lace made by machine.
Also called Mechlin, malines.


Origin:
1690–1700; after Mechlin

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Mechlin lace
 
n
Also called: malines bobbin lace made at Mechlin, characterized by patterns outlined by a heavier flat thread

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