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LACE, n. [L. laqueus.]

1. A work composed of threads interwoven into a net, and worked on a pillow with spindles or pins. Fine laces are manufactured in France, Italy and England.

2. A string; a cord.

3. A snare; a gin.

4. A plaited string with which females fasten their clothes.

Doll ne'er was called to cut her lace.

LACE, v.t.

1. To fasten with a string through eyelet holes.

When Jenny's stays are newly laced -

2. To adorn with lace; as cloth laced with silver.

3. To embellish with variegations or stripes.

Look, love, what envious streaks.

Do lace the severing clouds in yonder east.

4. To beat; to lash; [probably to make stripes on.]

I'll lace your coat for ye.



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LACE, n. [L. laqueus.]

1. A work composed of threads interwoven into a net, and worked on a pillow with spindles or pins. Fine laces are manufactured in France, Italy and England.

2. A string; a cord.

3. A snare; a gin.

4. A plaited string with which females fasten their clothes.

Doll ne'er was called to cut her lace.

LACE, v.t.

1. To fasten with a string through eyelet holes.

When Jenny's stays are newly laced -

2. To adorn with lace; as cloth laced with silver.

3. To embellish with variegations or stripes.

Look, love, what envious streaks.

Do lace the severing clouds in yonder east.

4. To beat; to lash; [probably to make stripes on.]

I'll lace your coat for ye.

LACE, n. [Sp. lazo, a tie or knot; Fr. lacet; It. laccio; L. laqueus.]

  1. Work composed of threads interwoven into a net, and worked on a pillow with spindles or pins. Fine laces are manufactured in France, Italy and England.
  2. A string; a cord. – Spenser.
  3. A snare; a gin. – Fairfax.
  4. A plaited string with which females fasten their clothes. Doll ne'er was called to cut her lace. – Swift.

LACE, v.t.

  1. To fasten with a string through eyelet holes. When Jenny's stays are newly laced. – Prior.
  2. To adorn with lace; as, cloth laced with silver. – Shak.
  3. To embellish with variegations or stripes. Look, love, what envious streaks / Do lace the severing clouds in yonder east. – Shak.
  4. To beat; to lash; [probably to make stripes on.] I'll lace your coat for ye. – L'Estrange.

Lace
  1. That which binds or holds, especially by being interwoven; a string, cord, or band, usually one passing through eyelet or other holes, and used in drawing and holding together parts of a garment, of a shoe, of a machine belt, etc.

    His hat hung at his back down by a lace. Chaucer.

    For striving more, the more in laces strong
    Himself he tied.
    Spenser.

  2. To fasten with a lace] to draw together with a lace passed through eyelet holes; to unite with a lace or laces, or, figuratively. with anything resembling laces.

    Shak.

    When Jenny's stays are newly laced. Prior.

  3. To be fastened with a lace, or laces; as, these boots lace.
  4. To twine or draw as a lace; to interlace; to intertwine.

    The Gond . . . picked up a trail of the Karela, the vine that bears the bitter wild gourd, and laced it to and fro across the temble door. Kipling.

  5. A snare or gin, especially one made of interwoven cords; a net.

    [Obs.] Fairfax.

    Vulcanus had caught thee [Venus] in his lace. Chaucer.

  6. To adorn with narrow strips or braids of some decorative material; as, cloth laced with silver.

    Shak.
  7. A fabric of fine threads of linen, silk, cotton, etc., often ornamented with figures; a delicate tissue of thread, much worn as an ornament of dress.

    Our English dames are much given to the wearing of costly laces. Bacon.

  8. To beat; to lash; to make stripes on.

    [Colloq.]

    I'll lace your coat for ye. L'Estrange.

  9. Spirits added to coffee or some other beverage.

    [Old Slang] Addison.

    Alencon lace, a kind of point lace, entirely of needlework, first made at Alencon in France, in the 17th century. It is very durable and of great beauty and cost. -- Bone lace, Brussels lace, etc. See under Bone, Brussels, etc. -- Gold lace, or Silver lace, lace having warp threads of silk, or silk and cotton, and a weft of silk threads covered with gold (or silver), or with gilt. -- Lace leather, thin, oil-tanned leather suitable for cutting into lacings for machine belts. -- Lace lizard (Zoöl.), a large, aquatic, Australian lizard (Hydrosaurus giganteus), allied to the monitors. -- Lace paper, paper with an openwork design in imitation of lace. -- Lace piece (Shipbuilding), the main piece of timber which supports the beak or head projecting beyond the stem of a ship. -- Lace pillow, ***and] Pillow lace. See under Pillow.

  10. To add spirits to (a beverage).

    [Old Slang]
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Lace

LACE, noun [Latin laqueus.]

1. A work composed of threads interwoven into a net, and worked on a pillow with spindles or pins. Fine laces are manufactured in France, Italy and England.

2. A string; a cord.

3. A snare; a gin.

4. A plaited string with which females fasten their clothes.

Doll ne'er was called to cut her lace

LACE, verb transitive

1. To fasten with a string through eyelet holes.

When Jenny's stays are newly laced -

2. To adorn with lace; as cloth laced with silver.

3. To embellish with variegations or stripes.

Look, love, what envious streaks.

Do lace the severing clouds in yonder east.

4. To beat; to lash; [probably to make stripes on.]

I'll lace your coat for ye.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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flux

FLUX, n. [L. fluxus, fluo, fluxi.]

1. The act of flowing; the motion or passing of a fluid.

2. The moving or passing of any thing in continued succession. Things in this life, are in a continual flux.

3. Any flow or issue of matter. In medicine, an extraordinary issue or evacuation from the bowels or other part; as the bloody flux or dysentery, hepatic flux, &c.

4. In hydrography, the flow of the tide. The ebb is called reflux.

5. In metallurgy, any substance or mixture used to promote the fusion of metals or minerals, as alkalies, borax, tartar and other saline matter, or in large operations limestone or fluor. Alkaline fluxes are either the crude, the white or the black flux.

6. Fusion; a liquid state from the operation of heat.

7. That which flows or is discharged.

8. Concourse; confluence. [Little used.]

FLUX, a. Flowing; moving; maintained by a constant succession of parts; inconstant; variable. [Not well authorized.]

FLUX, v.t.

1. To melt; to fuse; to make fluid.

One part of mineral alkali will flux two of siliceous earth with effervescence.

2. To salivate. [Little used.]

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