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Selvedge

selvedge
1. The edge of cloth which is woven in such a manner as to prevent raveling.
2. The edge plate of a lock, through which the bolt passes.
3. (Science: chemical) a layer of clay or decomposed rock along the wall of a vein. See gouge.
Origin: Self – edge, i. E, its own proper edge; cf. OD. Selfegge.


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