Recent Examples of doily from the Web
Little parlors with fringed lamps, doilies and cross-stitch artwork line the hallway.
Not every little girl grows up clutching a binder packed with doilies and details of her destination wedding.
Likewise, skills like crochet and macramé, previously confined to grandma doilies, were now employed for bra tops, their peekaboo holes enjoying a radical new destiny.
Likewise, each julep should be served with a napkin or small linen doily.
My husband confessed that his inheritance of Greek doilies and paintings of fishing boats from his grandmother did not spark joy.
Thick white nuggets of crab were mounded on a doily of lettuce leaves and accompanied by a perky cocktail sauce.
Walton turned Ellie's temporary urn, a plain white box, into a mini monument covered in pink and blue lace doily, a photo and her name.
Slowly, as residents stood around him in hushed silence, the surgeon flattened out the boy’s retina, as thin and delicate as a lace doily, and used a laser to reattach it to the back of his eye.
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Origin and Etymology of doily
First Known Use: 1711See Words from the same year
DOILY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of doily for English Language Learners
: a usually round cloth or paper that has a decorative pattern made of many small holes
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