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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EDGES

Harriett noticed pale, blurred lines on the edges of her lips.

The edges and corners of the box were carved with most wonderful skill.

Close and crimp the edges nicely, and fry the rissoles in butter.

Notch the edges handsomely, and put a paste flower in the centre.

The edges of paste should always be notched before it goes into the oven.

Prick them with a fork, and crimp or scollop the edges neatly.

Should the edges of the cheese project, they must be pared off.

Yet you see he but touches upon the edges of matrimony neither.

The edges of the gables rose, not in a slope, but in a succession of notches, like stairs.

The mass began breaking, out on the edges I could see men starting to run.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., "to give an edge to" (implied in past participle egged), from edge (n.). Meaning "to move edgeways (with the edge toward the spectator), advance slowly" is from 1620s, originally nautical. Meaning "to defeat by a narrow margin" is from 1953. The meaning "urge on, incite" (16c.) often must be a mistake for egg (v.). Related: Edged; edging.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.