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  • noun Plural form of lace.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of lace.


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  • They were brightly gowned, bedecked in laces and bows; their young faces were alight with mischief.

    The Gauntlet Thrown Chapter Thirty Six xcpublishing 2009

  • I was thinking the other night, at 'the most magnificent ball of the season,' how much better I should like to see people making hay, than all these ladies in laces and/[Page 277]/diamonds, waltzing!

    Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle 1883

  • (I know very little about it, Ma'am; – I am not learned in laces – I never bought any –) I wish he would look this way – I wonder if Mrs. Evelyn does not mean to bring him to see me – she must remember; – now there is that curious old smile and looking down! how much better I know what it means than Mrs. Evelyn does!

    Queechy 1854

  • S&S signs trilogy of books based on iPhone app … next up: deals for a half-dead pigeon, the remains of Bill from Marketing’s sandwich, and a pair of shoes hung by the laces from a telephone wire …

    News bits 2009

  • Nike actually released a limited edition series of Hyperdunks modeled on McFly's sneaks, but they weren't equipped with the power laces, which is like manufacturing a pink Mattel hoverboard that doesn't coast along on a cushion of air.

    Add These Glorious Cinematic Gifts To Your Christmas Wish List » MTV Movies Blog 2009

  • Tie your laces is a colloquial term meaning that is used either as a blow-off or simply stating to someone that you aren't good enough for the most menial of tasks.

    "You're just some racist who can't tie my laces" - When mixing pop and politics goes horribly wrong Johnny Guitar 2008

  • It's good that they sent two laces since the laces are a slightly different style than the ones in the shoes.

    Epinions Recent Content for Home 2010

  • One of the few complaints that I have about this set is that the plastic tip on the ends of the laces could be a tad bit longer, because sometimes it is tough for my toddler to push the lace all the way through the bead.

    Epinions Recent Content for Home 2010

  • Ben now has waterproof shoes that he is very proud of: the laces are a wire that tightens by a twisting a knob, they look very cool and they are half the price they would be in Australia. TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at 2010

  • It has a little higher heel area and the laces are a little higher as well than a more sleek style of dress shoe.

    Epinions Recent Content for Home 2009


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