selvedge

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sel·vage

also sel·vedge  (sĕl′vĭj)
n.
1.
a. The edge of a fabric, especially one that is woven or knit so that it will not fray, ravel, or curl.
b. An ornamental fringe at either end of an Oriental rug.
2. The edge plate of a lock that has a slot for a bolt.

[Middle English (influenced by Middle Low German selfegge) : self, self; see self + egge, edge; see edge.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.selvedge - border consisting of an ornamental fringe at either end of an oriental carpet
border - a strip forming the outer edge of something; "the rug had a wide blue border"
2.selvedge - the edge of a fabric that is woven so that it will not ravel or fray
edge - the outside limit of an object or area or surface; a place farthest away from the center of something; "the edge of the leaf is wavy"; "she sat on the edge of the bed"; "the water's edge"
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There Nature has woven a natural selvage, and the eye rises by just gradations from the low shrubs of the shore to the highest trees.
95) offers tips on using selvages in quilting projects.