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deckle edge

n.
The rough edge of handmade paper formed in a deckle. Also called featheredge.

deck′le-edged′ (-ĕjd′) adj.

deckle edge

n
1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) the rough edge of handmade paper, caused by pulp seeping between the mould and the deckle: often left as ornamentation in fine books and writing papers
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a trimmed edge imitating this
ˈdeckle-ˈedged adj

deck′le edge′


n.
the irregular, untrimmed edge of handmade paper now often produced artificially on machine-made paper.
[1870–75]
deck′le-edged`, adj.
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Noun1.deckle edge - rough edge left by a deckle on handmade paper or produced artificially on machine-made paper
edge - a sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object; "he rounded the edges of the box"
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Another Truitt characteristic is the delineation of shape through the use of tape that, when pulled free of the paper's surface, leaves a minute filigree, a kind of microscopic "blur" at the edge that, at times, echoes the deckle edges of the broad sheets of paper on which she worked.
For deckle edges, fold paper, then unfold and tear along creases.
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