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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

Americal Dictionary of the English Language

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Lace

LACE, noun [Latin laqueus.]

1. A work composed of threads interwoven into a net, and worked on a pillow with spindles or pins. Fine laces are manufactured in France, Italy and England.

2. A string; a cord.

3. A snare; a gin.

4. A plaited string with which females fasten their clothes.

Doll ne'er was called to cut her lace

LACE, verb transitive

1. To fasten with a string through eyelet holes.

When Jenny's stays are newly laced -

2. To adorn with lace; as cloth laced with silver.

3. To embellish with variegations or stripes.

Look, love, what envious streaks.

Do lace the severing clouds in yonder east.

4. To beat; to lash; [probably to make stripes on.]

I'll lace your coat for ye.