Found 2 items, similar to Pillow lace.
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Definition: pillow lace
n : lace made by winding thread around bobbins on a padded
cushion [syn: bobbin lace
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Definition: Pillow lace
Pillow lace \Pil"low lace\
Lace made by hand with bobbins on a pillow.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
, n. [OE. pilwe, AS. pyle, fr. L. pilvinus.]
1. Anything used to support the head of a person when
reposing; especially, a sack or case filled with feathers,
down, hair, or other soft material.
[Resty sloth] finds the down pillow hard. --Shak.
2. (Mach.) A piece of metal or wood, forming a support to
equalize pressure; a brass; a pillow block. [R.]
3. (Naut.) A block under the inner end of a bowsprit.
4. A kind of plain, coarse fustian.
, a cushion used in making hand-wrought lace.
[OE. pilwebere; cf. LG. b["u]re a pillowcase],
a pillowcase; pillow slip. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
(Mach.), a block, or standard, for supporting
a journal, as of a shaft. It is usually bolted to the
frame or foundation of a machine, and is often furnished
with journal boxes, and a movable cover, or cap, for
tightening the bearings by means of bolts; -- called also
, or plumber block
, handmade lace wrought with bobbins upon a lace
Pillow of a plow
, a crosspiece of wood which serves to
raise or lower the beam.
, an ornamental covering laid over a pillow when
not in use.
, a pillowcase.
(l[=a]s), n. [OE. las, OF. laz, F. lacs, dim. lacet,
fr. L. laqueus noose, snare; prob. akin to lacere to entice.
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,
His hat hung at his back down by a lace. --Chaucer.
For striving more, the more in laces strong
Himself he tied. --Spenser.
2. A snare or gin, especially one made of interwoven cords; a
net. [Obs.] --Fairfax.
Vulcanus had caught thee [Venus] in his lace.
3. 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.
4. Spirits added to coffee or some other beverage. [Old
, a kind of point lace, entirely of
needlework, first made at Alen[,c]on in France, in the
17th century. It is very durable and of great beauty and
, Brussels lace
, etc. See under Bone
, 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.
, thin, oil-tanned leather suitable for cutting
into lacings for machine belts.
(Zo["o]l.), a large, aquatic, Australian lizard
), allied to the monitors.
, paper with an openwork design in imitation of
(Shipbuilding), the main piece of timber which
supports the beak or head projecting beyond the stem of a
, and Pillow lace
. See under Pillow