from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An ornamental tooling like lace.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An ornamental tooling like lace.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Lace.
  • n. In bookbinding, a style of angular decoration, which in its simplest form is like a row of saw-teeth, and in an ornate form is like the points of point-lace.


French (Wiktionary)



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  • ...a sumptuous work entitled
    Dis Quiet, or The Devil's Kitchen in
    full polished tree calf, filt in compartments,
    crimson lettering-pieces, dentelles, all
    edges uncut...

    - Peter Reading, Inter-City, from Fiction, 1979

    June 26, 2008

  • A "lacy" border pattern on a leather book binding

    February 20, 2007