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Selvage   /sˈɛlvɪdʒ/   Listen
Selvage

noun
1.
Border consisting of an ornamental fringe at either end of an oriental carpet.  Synonym: selvedge.
2.
The edge of a fabric that is woven so that it will not ravel or fray.  Synonym: selvedge.






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"Selvage" Quotes from Famous Books



... to change the spirit of things, one may reach the gloomy eminence from which it is perceived that all things are wrong, because the present underlying motive of the whole is wrong. He sees one body of men scrubbing one spot on the carpet, another sewing earnestly at a certain frayed selvage, another trying to bring out the dead colour from a patch that wear and weather have irrevocably changed. He blesses them all, but his soul cries out for a new carpet—at least, a wholesome and vigorous tubbing of the entire carpet, and a turning ...
— Child and Country - A Book of the Younger Generation • Will Levington Comfort



Words linked to "Selvage" :   selvedge, edge, border



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