lacing


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Synonyms for lacing

a small amount of liquor added to a food or beverage

a cord that is drawn through eyelets or around hooks in order to draw together two edges (as of a shoe or garment)

the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows

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Squires were running hither and thither, or aiding their masters to don armor, lacing helm to hauberk, tying the points of ailette, coude, and rondel; buckling cuisse and jambe to thigh and leg.
When he looked over his shoulder she was lacing her boots.
When my father once stood on the lecturer's rostrum, and delivered his excellent discourse, called "Medical Hints to Maids and Mothers on Tight Lacing and Teething," the benches were left empty by the ungrateful women of England, who were not in the slightest degree anxious to feast their eyes on the sight of a learned adviser and respectable man.
There is no torture about it, for tight lacing is out of fashion, and we have nice, sensible things nowadays.
added Mrs Squeers, finishing the sentence, and producing, at the same time, a sharp sound, like that which is occasioned by the lacing of stays.
Above, through lacing boughs, could be seen the stars.
Mahtoree assured himself of the right position of his tomahawk, felt that his knife was secure in its sheath of skin, tightened his girdle of wampum and saw that the lacing of his fringed and ornamental leggings was secure, and likely to offer no impediment to his exertions.