A small piece of paper, fabric, crochet, lace, or similar textile, often with embellishments such as embroidery, small holes, etc∙, used as mats for table or room decorations.
There was a dense discommoding soundlessness mounting in the room. The brusque man sat down on the sofa and read some documents. Grandmother Estela looked clueless, and she set about tidying up the crocheted doilies (she had shifted each one of them at least three times). (Source: J∙ Okram - The Mystery of the Rammed Key.)
—You sure they won't kick us out of here?— Denis wondered.
—Then let's get this place set up. On my part, I can bring some of the nana's silk doilies. (Context: Boys want to furnish a newly acquired space for their detective agency. Source: J∙ Okram - The Mystery of the Rammed Key.)