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Definitions of selvedge

  1. border consisting of an ornamental fringe at either end of an oriental carpet Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The edge of cloth which is woven in such a manner as to prevent raveling. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Edge of cloth formed by the return of the threads of the weft; border. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. The edge of cloth where it is closed by complicating the threads; a woven border. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5. The border or edge of cloth which is formed in weaving it. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for selvedge

  1. He saw that the selvedge of the cloud came no nearer. – Popular Adventure Tales by Mayne Reid
  2. He set about acquiring the selvedge of the plains which was cut off from the finer, more arable land by a scrubby line of densely growing ti- tree. – The Pioneers by Katharine Susannah Prichard
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