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Lace made in the Belgian city of Mechelen (formerly known as Mechlin), characterized by patterns outlined in heavier thread.
- ‘Anything that gets in the way of that, even the helpful notes on what Mechlin lace is or what Austen meant by complacency that decorate ‘literary classics,’ is a distraction.’
- ‘At that time, cloth industry, once flourishing, started to decline and was superseded by the famous Mechlin lace.’
- ‘The bride looked most bewitchingly lovely, in a simple robe of the finest Mechlin lace, with a superb veil of the same costly material, which hung down to her feet.’
- ‘It was very difficult for me to tell if the mid 19th C. Mechlin lace offered here was hand or machine made.’
- ‘During the reign of Queen Anne, in 1713, Mechlin lace was the favourable lace of the English court.’
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