mavisol (mavisol) wrote in linguaphiles,
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"Buttons and buttonholes were sewn on the edges of slit on the front which were trimmed with metallic lacework" (this is a description of an ancient dress). Is it clear from the phrase that the lacework was attached to the edges of the slit, not to the buttons and buttonholes?:)))

An explanation is due, I believe: this is MY translation of a Russian phrase, which essentially says that the edges of the slit had buttons and buttonholes sewn on AND a metallic lacework [were trimmed with a metallic lacework]] (as for the latter, the phrase "
wire-thread filigree" suggested by provencepuss is probably a better choice).
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