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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Lace-frame a machine used in lace-making
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. las, a noose—L. laqueus, a noose.


In literature:

What a throat her diamonds blazed on, what shoulders and bosom her laces framed, on what a brow her coronet sat and glittered.
"A Lady of Quality" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
A little man with a red face framed in white whiskers waved a gold-laced cap above the rail in the waist of the yacht.
"The Rescue" by Joseph Conrad
Her face was framed by a cloud of lace.
"The Brotherhood of Consolation" by Honore de Balzac
The immovable peevishness of the face, framed in the limp, rusty lace, had a character of cruelty.
"Under Western Eyes" by Joseph Conrad
The lace-mender was very grave, and looked rather sad as she bent her face over her tambour-frame.
"L'Assommoir" by Emile Zola
Costly lace hid the window-panes, heavy pale-blue satin the ancient frames.
"The Bell in the Fog and Other Stories" by Gertrude Atherton
The bronze frame of mirror has a design so intricate in detail that it resembles lace work.
"The Art of Interior Decoration" by Grace Wood
Oblong frames are used for working insertions and lace edgings.
"Beeton's Book of Needlework" by Isabella Beeton
It reached the spaceport, where enormous metal girders formed a monster frame of metal lace against a star-filled sky.
"This World Is Taboo" by Murray Leinster
She left her lace frame and came to his side.
"The Treasure of Heaven" by Marie Corelli
Amik, during the summer, had made a number of snowshoe frames, and now the women were lacing them.
"The Drama of the Forests" by Arthur Heming
Her round face is quaintly framed in a close lace-trimmed cap.
"Van Dyck" by Estelle M. Hurll
Lace wire, being smaller than frame wire, is sometimes used to finish the edge of facing.
"Make Your Own Hats" by Gene Allen Martin
The lace was tied under her chin, framing her face.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
Melie, when she had washed her hands, took from where it lay beside the window her lace-frame, sat down in the broad daylight and worked.
"Bouvard and Pécuchet" by Gustave Flaubert
The work, instead of being nailed on to a board, may just as well be laced to a frame by the tape.
"Art in Needlework" by Lewis F. Day
The best way is by lacing them with twine in a frame.
"The Boy Scouts in A Trapper's Camp" by Thornton W. Burgess
The proper way to stretch open skins is by lacing them with twine in a hoop or frame.
"Science of Trapping" by Elmer Harry Kreps
She stood framed by the dark wood, gowned in amber silk, with old lace falling from her elbows and over the bosom of her dress.
"The Black Moth" by Georgette Heyer
It had a stout wooden frame, and he rent one bar from the canvas laced to it.
"Long Odds" by Harold Bindloss

In news:

The Series 300 Lace and Grommet Frame System from Da-Lite Screen Company is designed for large-venue projection screens.
The cost of making a pair of snowshoes is $170 and includes the pre-formed wooden frames, lacing, bindings and personal instruction.
The frame is constructed of 3-inch diameter aluminum tubing, and includes lacing cord and S hooks for attaching a Da-Lite Lace and Grommet projection screen surface.