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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SELVAGE

Grifone saw the shape of her in it, saw her hand at the selvage.

If the lock has a selvage, gain out the edge of the door or drawer to receive it.

But lend me the needle, and I'll see what I can do with the selvage.

The selvage is more closely woven and will draw or pucker in laundrying.

Corded silks are woven with a cord running from selvage to selvage.

It takes art to weave a selvage about them or fit them into a frame.

The selvage edge of the material should run the length of the sheet.

Sides, a selvage of two to four cords, usually coloured red.

Sides, generally a selvage of two or three cords, but occasionally an overcasting.

Sides, generally a double overcasting, occasionally a selvage.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "edge of web or cloth so finished as to prevent raveling," apparently literally "its own edge," a corruption of self + edge (n.); on analogy of Middle Flemish selvegge (cf. also Low German sulfegge; Dutch zelfkant, from kant "border;" Middle High German selbende, German Selbend, literally "self-end").

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