pillow lace

noun

Definition of pillow lace

: lace made with a bobbin

Examples of pillow lace in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the 18th century, Ipswich was known not for its clams but for its pillow lace. BostonGlobe.com, 10 Sep. 2021 Before lace became mass-produced in the 1820s, pillow lace represented the pinnacle of fashion, with a yard equal in value to a cord of wood or 16 pounds of wool. BostonGlobe.com, 10 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of pillow lace

1815, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pillow lace

from its being worked over a pillow on which the pattern is marked

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29 Sep 2021

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“Pillow lace.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pillow%20lace. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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