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Lace vs. Orris

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Lacenoun

(uncountable) A light fabric containing patterns of holes, usually built up from a single thread. Wp

Orrisnoun

Any of several irises that have a fragrant root, especially Iris × germanica.

Lacenoun

(countable) A cord or ribbon passed through eyelets in a shoe or garment, pulled tight and tied to fasten the shoe or garment firmly. Wp

Orrisnoun

The fragrant root of such an iris.

Lacenoun

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

Orrisnoun

A type of gold or silver lace.

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Lacenoun

Spirits added to coffee or another beverage.

Orrisnoun

A pattern in which gold lace or silver lace is worked, especially one in which the edges are ornamented with conical figures placed at equal distances, with spots between them.

Laceverb

(ergative) To fasten (something) with laces.

Orrisnoun

A plant of the genus Iris (Iris Florentina); a kind of flower-de-luce. Its rootstock has an odor resembling that of violets.

Laceverb

(transitive) To add alcohol, poison, a drug or anything else potentially harmful to (food or drink).

Orrisnoun

A sort of gold or silver lace.

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Laceverb

(transitive) To interweave items.

‘to lace one's fingers together’;

Orrisnoun

A peculiar pattern in which gold lace or silver lace is worked; especially, one in which the edges are ornamented with conical figures placed at equal distances, with spots between them.

Laceverb

(transitive) To interweave the spokes of a bicycle wheel.

Orrisnoun

German iris having large white flowers with lavender-tinged falls and a fragrant rhizome

Laceverb

(transitive) To beat; to lash; to make stripes on.

Orrisnoun

fragrant rootstock of various irises especially Florentine iris; used in perfumes and medicines

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Laceverb

(transitive) To adorn with narrow strips or braids of some decorative material.

‘cloth laced with silver’;

Lacenoun

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.’; ‘For striving more, the more in laces strongHimself he tied.’;

Lacenoun

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

‘Vulcanus had caught thee [Venus] in his lace.’;

Lacenoun

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.’;

Lacenoun

Spirits added to coffee or some other beverage.

Laceverb

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.

‘When Jenny's stays are newly laced.’;

Laceverb

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

Laceverb

To beat; to lash; to make stripes on.

‘I'll lace your coat for ye.’;

Laceverb

To add something to (a food or beverage) so as to impart flavor, pungency, or some special quality; as, to lace a punch with alcohol; to lace the Kool-Aid with LSD.

Laceverb

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 temple door.’;

Laceverb

To be fastened with a lace, or laces; as, these boots lace.

Lacenoun

a cord that is drawn through eyelets or around hooks in order to draw together two edges (as of a shoe or garment)

Lacenoun

a delicate decorative fabric woven in an open web of symmetrical patterns

Laceverb

spin or twist together so as to form a cord;

‘intertwine the ribbons’; ‘Twine the threads into a rope’;

Laceverb

make by braiding or interlacing;

‘lace a tablecloth’;

Laceverb

do lacework;

‘The Flemish women were lacing in front of the cathedral’;

Laceverb

draw through eyes or holes;

‘lace the shoelaces’;

Laceverb

add alcohol beverages

Lace

Lace is a delicate fabric made of yarn or thread in an open weblike pattern, made by machine or by hand. Generally, lace is divided into two main categories, needlelace and bobbin lace.

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