doily

18thC term for a fringed napkin, named after a London linen mercer by the name of Doily. From the 19thC the term was applied to the circles of decorative cotton or linen placed on serving plates beneath cakes and sandwiches.

Doily

A doily (also doiley, doilie, doyly, or doyley) is an ornamental mat, typically made of paper or fabric, and variously used for protecting surfaces or binding flowers, in food service presentation, or as a head covering or clothing ornamentation. It is characterized by openwork, which allows the surface of the underlying object to show through. ==...
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Doily

• (n.) A kind of woolen stuff. • (n.) A small napkin, used at table with the fruit, etc.; -- commonly colored and fringed.
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doily

18thC term for a fringed napkin, named after a London linen mercer by the name of Doily. From the 19thC the term was applied to the circles of decorative cotton or linen placed on serving plates beneath cakes and sandwiches.
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doily

doyley noun a small round piece of linen place under a dish or bowl
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Doily

Doi'ly noun [ So called from the name of the dealer.] 1. A kind of woolen stuff. [ Obsolete] 'Some doily petticoats.' Dryden. « A fool and a doily stuff, would now and then find days of grace, and be worn for variety.» Congreve. 2. A small nap...
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doily

Doily-a mat with different patterns and designs meant mainly for food decoration. But my grandmother and her friends who don’t normally cover their hair use a doily on their head when they go to synagogue or light Shabbat candles.
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doily

[n] - a small round piece of linen place under a dish or bowl
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