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openwork

[oh-puh n-wurk] /ˈoʊ pənˌwɜrk/
noun
1.
any kind of work, especially ornamental, as of embroidery, lace, metal, stone, or wood, having a latticelike nature or showing openings through its substance.
Origin of openwork
1590-1600
1590-1600; open + work
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openwork

/ˈəʊpənˌwɜːk/
noun
1.
ornamental work, as of metal or embroidery, having a pattern of openings or holes
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