drawnwork

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n drawnwork ornamental needlework done by drawing threads to form lacelike patterns
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n drawnwork A kind of ornamental work done in textile fabrics by cutting out, pulling out, or drawing to one side some of the threads of the fabric while leaving others, or by drawing all into a new form, producing a sort of diaper-pattern.
    • n drawnwork This work was the original form of lace, the addition to it of needlework producing the simplest varieties of lace. The early name for this was cut-work. Modern drawn-work is generally left in simple patterns without the addition of needlework.
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Usage

In literature:

He already had six drawnwork doilies and a vanity box with white and red powder in it.
"Somewhere in Red Gap" by Harry Leon Wilson
So I took him by the hand and led him over to the curio store and let him look at the Mexican drawnwork.
"Roughing it De Luxe" by Irvin S. Cobb
Mexican and Teneriffe drawnwork are practically the same.
"Textiles" by William H. Dooley
The napkins were of heavy linen with drawnwork borders.
"Elizabeth Hobart at Exeter Hall" by Jean K. Baird
The general eyed the ornate drawnwork of the linen with its cobweb fingers, and grinned.
"The Treasure Trail" by Marah Ellis Ryan
The ice cream is served in the form of strawberries and rests on a paper doily resembling Mexican drawnwork.
"Dinners and Luncheons" by Paul Pierce
It was at this point that Migwan, the expert tea drinker, suddenly upset her cup all over Miss Allison's cherished Mexican drawnwork lunchcloth.
"The Camp Fire Girls on the Open Road" by Hildegard G. Frey
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