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sel·vagealso sel·vedge (sĕl′vĭj)
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.]
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|Noun||1.||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"