stay-lace

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stay-lace (plural stay-laces)

  1. Alternative form of staylace
    • 1929, M. Barnard Eldershaw, A House Is Built, Chapter VII, section vi:
      She opened the drawing-room door in trepidation. Would she find Esther drowned with her head in the goldfish bowl, or hanged from the chandelier by her stay-lace ?