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pinwork

[pin-wurk] /ˈpɪnˌwɜrk/
noun
1.
(in the embroidery of needlepoint lace) crescent-shaped stitches raised from the surface of the design.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; pin + work
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pinwork

/ˈpɪnˌwɜːk/
noun
1.
(in needlepoint lace) the fine raised stitches
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