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also 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.]
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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Prokofy, the footman, who was so strong that he could lift the back of the carriage from behind, sat plaiting slippers out of cloth selvedges. He looked up at the opening door and his expression of sleepy indifference suddenly changed to one of delighted amazement.
The fact that this young woman had never moistened the selvedge edge of her soul with a less plebeian tipple than champagne, had a marked and subduing effect on Harris.
The Nazmatic is a truly versatile machine, based on a modular system, which is suitable for making rolls with aligned selvedges on paper tubes, PVC pipes or wooden rolls from rolls, open fabric trolleys or A-frame/batcher trolleys.
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Loepfe offers the new digital thermal cutting control unit WeftMaster CUT-iT to ensure constant high-quality selvedges. The digital control unit has various innovative features, which ensure top quality output in the weaving mill.