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BRAID (from the O. Eng. bregdan, to move quickly to and fro, hence to weave), a plait, especially a plait of hair, also a plaited tape woven of wool, silk, gold thread, etc., used for trimming or binding. A particular use is for the narrow bands, bordered with open work, used in making point lace.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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