• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Guipure A term used for lace of different kinds; most properly for a lace of large pattern and heavy material which has no ground or mesh, but has the pattern held together by connecting threads called bars or brides.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n guipure Originally, a lace made of cords of a certain stoutness, each composed of several threads laid side by side, or of a strip of stuff or of parchment (see cartisane), and wound completely with thread. These cords were either arranged so as to touch one another and be sewed together often enough for solidity, or were maintained by means of brides or bars.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Guipure gē-pōōr′ a kind of lace having no ground or mesh, the pattern fixed by interlacing threads: a species of gimp.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. guipure—O. Fr. guiper, prob. Teut.; cf. Goth. veipan, to weave.


In literature:

He had given to Cosette a robe of Binche guipure which had descended to him from his own grandmother.
"Les Misérables Complete in Five Volumes" by Victor Hugo
A particular kind of purl makes this border look very like guipure lace.
"Beeton's Book of Needlework" by Isabella Beeton
This, with various other bars, frequently forms the groundwork of the guipured lace.
"The Ladies' Work-Book" by Unknown
Lucille's dress of light blue faille silk, garnished with pearls and guipure lace, was very becoming.
"The Harris-Ingram Experiment" by Charles E. Bolton
The walls of her bed-chamber are hung with guipure and costly satin.
"The Magnificent Montez" by Horace Wyndham
"The Art of Modern Lace Making" by The Butterick Publishing Co.
To introduce squares of Greek or guipure lace.
"Handbook of Embroidery" by L. Higgin
An upholstered armchair had at its back a triangle worked with guipure.
"Bouvard and Pécuchet" by Gustave Flaubert
The great ladies paid fifty louis a yard for guipure, and then ran carelessly through the woods with these transparent dresses.
"The Conspirators" by Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
The guipure was spread out on the bed.
"Sentimental Education, Volume II" by Gustave Flaubert
There is a guipure sacque at Stewart's that I must have.
"Phemie Frost's Experiences" by Ann S. Stephens
The word "guipure" is a stumbling-block.
"Needlework As Art" by Marian Alford
As for the guipure, I told you that they would dye it again.
"Sentimental Education Vol 1" by Gustave Flaubert
The Irish guipure is Zdena's work; the music comes from Wenkendorf.
"'O Thou, My Austria!'" by Ossip Schubin
And now the ladies fell to talking and comparing notes about their guipure lacework.
"Checkmate" by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
In the seventeenth century it was a French guipure lace of more delicate texture and varied design than other guipures.
"Lace, Its Origin and History" by Samuel L. Goldenberg
The arches over the staircase looked just like so much guipure lace carved in stone.
"Miss Eden's Letters" by Emily Eden

In news:

Right Louis Vuitton embroidered guipure silk and mink jacket with embroidered guipure silk and mink briefs, Fetish high boot and wool hat, all available at Louis Vuitton/South Coast Plaza.
The whole gown was trimmed with Venetian guipure.