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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Lace  \Lace\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Laced}  ([=a]st);  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Lacing}.] 
  1.  To  fasten  with  a  lace;  to  draw  together  with  a  lace  passed 
  through  eyelet  holes;  to  unite  with  a  lace  or  laces,  or 
  figuratively.  with  anything  resembling  laces.  --Shak. 
  When  Jenny's  stays  are  newly  laced.  --Prior. 
  2.  To  adorn  with  narrow  strips  or  braids  of  some  decorative 
  material;  as  cloth  laced  with  silver.  --Shak. 
  3.  To  beat  to  lash;  to  make  stripes  on  [Colloq.] 
  I'll  lace  your  coat  for  ye  --L'Estrange. 
  4.  To  add  spirits  to  (a  beverage).  [Old  Slang] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Lacing  \La"cing\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  securing,  fastening,  or  tightening,  with  a  lace 
  or  laces. 
  2.  A  lace;  specifically  (Mach.),  a  thong  of  thin  leather  for 
  uniting  the  ends  of  belts. 
  3.  A  rope  or  line  passing  through  eyelet  holes  in  the  edge  of 
  a  sail  or  an  awning  to  attach  it  to  a  yard,  gaff,  etc 
  4.  (Bridge  Building)  A  system  of  bracing  bars,  not  crossing 
  each  other  in  the  middle,  connecting  the  channel  bars  of  a 
  compound  strut.  --Waddell. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  cord  that  is  drawn  through  eyelets  or  around  hooks  in 
  order  to  draw  together  two  edges  (as  of  a  shoe  or 
  garment)  [syn:  {lace}] 

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