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Lace vs. Orris — What's the Difference?

Lace vs. Orris — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Lace and Orris

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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.

Orris

Any of several species of iris having a fragrant rootstock, especially Iris pallida and cultivars of the hybrid species I. ×germanica.

Lace

A cord or ribbon used to draw and tie together two opposite edges, as of a shoe.

Orris

The fragrant rootstock of an orris, used chiefly in perfumes. Also called orrisroot.

Lace

A delicate fabric made of yarn or thread in an open weblike pattern. Also called lacework.
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Orris

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

Lace

Gold or silver braid ornamenting an officer's uniform.

Orris

The fragrant root of such an iris.

Lace

To thread a cord through the eyelets or around the hooks of.

Orris

A type of gold or silver lace.

Lace

To draw together and tie the laces of.

Orris

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.

Lace

To restrain or constrict by tightening laces, especially of a corset.

Orris

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

Lace

To pull or pass through; intertwine
Lace garlands through a trellis.

Orris

A sort of gold or silver lace.

Lace

To trim or decorate with or as if with lace.

Orris

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.

Lace

To add a touch of flavor to
"today's chefs love to lace their goods with lively, pronounced flavors" (David Rosengarten).

Orris

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

Lace

To add a substance, especially an intoxicant or narcotic, to
Laced the eggnog with rum and brandy.

Orris

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

Lace

To add or intersperse with something in order to produce a certain effect
"Quacks now lace their pitch with scientific terms that may sound authentic to the uninformed" (Jane E. Brody).

Lace

To streak with color.

Lace

To give a beating to; thrash
Laced his opponent in the second round.

Lace

To be fastened or tied with laces or a lace.

Lace

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

Lace

(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
Your laces are untied, do them up!

Lace

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

Lace

Spirits added to coffee or another beverage.

Lace

(ergative) To fasten (something) with laces.

Lace

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

Lace

(transitive) To interweave items.
To lace one's fingers together

Lace

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

Lace

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

Lace

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

Lace

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.

Lace

A snare or gin, especially one made of interwoven cords; a net.
Vulcanus had caught thee [Venus] in his lace.

Lace

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.

Lace

Spirits added to coffee or some other beverage.

Lace

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.

Lace

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

Lace

To beat; to lash; to make stripes on.
I'll lace your coat for ye.

Lace

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.

Lace

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.

Lace

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

Lace

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

Lace

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

Lace

Spin or twist together so as to form a cord;
Intertwine the ribbons
Twine the threads into a rope

Lace

Make by braiding or interlacing;
Lace a tablecloth

Lace

Do lacework;
The Flemish women were lacing in front of the cathedral

Lace

Draw through eyes or holes;
Lace the shoelaces

Lace

Add alcohol beverages

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