These are usually quite popular items to sell on eBay, but do we call them doilies, doyleys, doylys or even d'oilies? Many different spellings are to be seen, but, as they were (supposedly) named after an 18th Century London draper by the name of Mr Doily, I guess they are doilies (plural) or a doily (singular).
However, I'm sure that some ladies in the 1940s (or thereabouts) were convinced they were of French origin and called them d'oilies. Or was that d'oyleys?
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