Point, in names of various kinds of lace, as (from the real or supposed place of manufacture) point d’Alenšon, point d’Argentan, point d’Espagne, point de France, point de Paris, point de Venise, etc.; also point d’Angleterre; point d’esprit, applied to small square or oblong figures used to diversify the net ground of some kinds of lace; also in names of various stitches in lace and embroidery, as point coupé, cut work, point à l’aiguille, point de minute, point de neige, de reprise, point russe, de Sorrento, etc. OED (1989).