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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The edge of a fabric that is woven so that it will not ravel or fray; Border consisting of an ornamental fringe at either end of an oriental carpet.

Usage examples (35)
  • She was certain she could swim in that sea if she could once get through what she called the selvage-wave.
  • And "selvage," escaping the first and last objections, may be thought to incur the middle one.
  • A selvage man in chains hanging beneath the shield.
  • The selvage of loose warp threads hung from each roll. for more
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