Definition of Brussels lace in English:

Brussels lace

Line breaks: Brus|sels lace
Pronunciation: /ˈbrʌs(ə)lz
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • An elaborate kind of lace, typically with a raised design, made using a needle or lace pillow.
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    • Mrs. Ann Oldfield, buried in Westminster Abbey in 1730, was by her express request wrapped ‘in a very fine Brussels lace head-dress, a holland shift, with a tucker, and double ruffles of the same lace, and a pair of new kid gloves.’
    • It is Brussels lace and dates to about 1900.
    • And then, of course, there is the most highly prized of tourist souvenirs: Brussels lace!

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