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First published 1986 (DOST Vol. VI).
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(Point-lace,) Poinet(t)-lace, -laice, n. (? Lace for making points (Point n.2 3): cf. e.m.E. pointing-, poynting-ribbon (1572), pointing-silk (1571), and Pointing vbl. n.1 3, also, in a different application, e.m.E. point-lace (1672).) — 1634 Edinb. Test. LVI 358 b.
Sextein pundis … of poinet and blak laice … Tua hundretht ellis of poinet laice
1644 Ib. LXI 16 b.
lx elnes of poinett lace of divers cullores

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