lacework

noun
lace·work | \ˈlās-ˌwərk \

Definition of lacework 

: objects or patterns consisting of or resembling lace

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On top goes a lacework of thick, chewy quesillo, pulling like mozzarella, and shreds of cabbage, tomato and wedges of avocado. Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, "An Ex-Bodega Takes a Star Turn at Cienega Las Tlayudas de Oaxaca," 15 Mar. 2018 Kate Middleton’s dress was designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, and cost a rumored $434,000 to make its intricate lacework and layers. Emilia Petrarca, The Cut, "Meghan Markle Should Definitely Get Married in Stella McCartney," 19 Jan. 2018 When Nicole Mitchell did, her flute rose crisply above the ensemble’s sound, a mix of Chicago jazz’s windy clatter and the glinting lacework of the Malian musicians. Giovanni Russonello, New York Times, "Nicole Mitchell, an Innovative Flutist With an Afrofuturist Vision," 10 Jan. 2018 Casting the facade’s terra-cotta panels demanded 1,380 different molds; the lacework patterns baked onto its windows look just as varied, like anemones on a reef. Blake Gopnik, New York Times, "Reviving the Joy of Decoration at Nike’s New SoHo Building," 1 Oct. 2017 The third woman wears a white pantsuit with open lacework at her breasts. William Meyers, WSJ, "‘Generation Wealth by Lauren Greenfield’ Review: Money Can’t Buy Class," 27 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of lacework

1675, in the meaning defined above

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