(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. cord, lacing; braid; openwork, network. See ornament.—v. t. weave, twine; interlace; bind, tie; flavor, mix, spike; informal, whip, lash. See mixture, crossing, punishment.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Ornamental threadwork]
Syn. edging, trimming, banding, border, tatting, needlework, insertion, ornament, mesh, tissue, net; see also decoration 2 .
Types of lace include: needle-point, Valenciennes, tulle, bobbin, pillow, Venetian, flat, Venetian point, Alençon, Alostlace, bone, cutwork, merletti a piombini (Italian), reticella, point d'esprit, torchon, macramé, blond, d'Angleterre, Mechlin, Brussels, point de Gaze, Duchesse, point appliqué, Bruges, Binche, filet, plat appliqué, English, Irish crochet, Limerick, Carrickmacross, passementerie, guipure.
2. [Material for binding through openings]
Syn. thong, cord, band, shoelace; see rope , thread .
Syn. strap, bind, close; see fasten 1 , tie 2 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
netting, mesh, tatting, openwork, web, embroidery, macrame, braid, filigree.

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