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point lace

lace made with a needle rather than with bobbins; needlepoint.
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point-laced, adjective Unabridged
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  • She wore a rich white satin, with a point-lace overskirt, looped up with white roses sprinkled with small diamonds like dew.

    Victor's Triumph Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
  • No sensible people travel with their point-lace and diamonds.

  • There were ruffles of point lace in the full sleeves, and she held up the point-lace cap and fichu that completed the costume.

    The Land of Long Ago Eliza Calvert Hall
  • She had been sitting close to the lamp, poring over a piece of point-lace work, a quiet and observant listener.

    Mount Royal, Volume 3 of 3 Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  • You yourself said you never saw such a love of a hat, and my point-lace might be the pride of a princess.

    Hubert's Wife Minnie Mary Lee
  • The figure is life-size, and the dress is covered with point-lace and looped with points of ribbon.

  • She was in simple white, the point-lace on the frock an heirloom.

    Satan Sanderson Hallie Erminie Rives
  • Effie May, who was nothing if not receptive, went home and meekly took down her point-lace curtains.

    Why Joan? Eleanor Mercein Kelly
  • A silken doublet and waistcoat of rich embroidery, over which was a turned-down shirt-collar of point-lace, surmounted the whole.

  • The beautiful girl wiped the tears from her eyes with her point-lace handkerchief.

    Jack and the Check Book John Kendrick Bangs
British Dictionary definitions for point-lace

point lace

lace made by a needle with buttonhole stitch on a paper pattern Also called needlepoint Compare pillow lace
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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