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  • noun Alternative form of stay-lace.


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  • With the package containing the memorial stay-lace in one pocket, and his hands in two others, he strode up the Bumsteadville turnpike in a light overcoat and

    Punchinello, Volume 1, No. 20, August 13, 1870 Various

  • The poor woman stated that it was the stay-lace of the child's godmother which, if applied exactly in that manner about the neck, would be sure to charm away the most troublesome cough!

    Three Thousand Years of Mental Healing George Barton Cutten

  • "A stay-lace!" echoed EDWIN, coming forward as quickly as his lameness would allow, and staunching his swollen upper lip with a handkerchief.

    Punchinello, Volume 1, No. 17, July 23, 1870 Various

  • Now, however, that picture troubled him even more than the bump which he had got upon his head from the tilting table in the lawyer's office, and he was disposed to send the stay-lace back to the candid old man.

    Punchinello, Volume 1, No. 20, August 13, 1870 Various

  • Burden's speech, for which he was committed to the Tower -- an odd black silk glove, worn by Mr. Cotton, the late ordinary of Newgate -- Barrington's silver tooth-pick -- and a stay-lace of Miss Julia Newman.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, October 2, 1841 Various

  • They have learned to lean upon the very restrictions that cramp them, until the idea of cutting free seems as impossible as for the bulky woman to sever the stay-lace that at once suffocates and supports her.

    People of the Whirlpool Mabel Osgood Wright 1896

  • Her chaste drapery was of that revived classic order which the world of fashion was again laying aside to re-assume the mediæval bondage of the stay-lace; for New Orleans was behind the fashionable world, and Madame Delphine and her daughter were behind New Orleans.

    Madame Delphine George Washington Cable 1884

  • Abbe Mouret's eyes followed the path to Les Olivettes, a narrow pale ribbon stretching along like a wavy stay-lace.

    La faute de l'Abbe Mouret ��mile Zola 1871

  • The barometer came slowly down at the end of -- a stay-lace.

    Condensed Novels Bret Harte 1869

  • The barometer came slowly down at the end of -- a stay-lace.

    The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Tales With Condensed Novels, Spanish and American Legends, and Earlier Papers Bret Harte 1869


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