• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Selvaged Having a selvage.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • selvaged Having a selvage.
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In literature:

I turned it over with a backstitch on the selvage edge.
"The $30,000 Bequest and Other Stories" by Mark Twain
But lend me the needle, and I'll see what I can do with the selvage.
"The Light That Failed" by Rudyard Kipling
And shall I make this gore bias or on the selvage?
"Tish, The Chronicle of Her Escapades and Excursions" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
JOHN W. SELVAGE, 48th N. Y., Sept 10, 1863; First Lt. 36th U. S. C. T., March, 1865.
"Army Life in a Black Regiment" by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
These are now deep, and have a broad selvage of sponge.
"The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death, Volume II (of 2), 1869-1873" by David Livingstone
Grifone saw the shape of her in it, saw her hand at the selvage.
"Little Novels of Italy" by Maurice Henry Hewlett
One limb, cased in silk, had fallen over the selvage of her pendent couch, and hung negligently down.
"The Rifle Rangers" by Captain Mayne Reid
Corded silks are woven with a cord running from selvage to selvage.
"Textiles and Clothing" by Kate Heintz Watson
Suddenly we sighted the three girls standing, with a fourth sister, in front of a shop on the wide selvage of the roadway.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Sometimes it was stretched out on pegs with loops sewed on the selvage edge.
"Home Life in Colonial Days" by Alice Morse Earle
As soon as we are clear of the Selvages we shall light up.
"Freaks of Fortune" by Oliver Optic
The selvages must be sheared as narrowly as possible, since every inch of the carpet is valuable.
"How to make rugs" by Candace Wheeler
It takes art to weave a selvage about them or fit them into a frame.
"The Prairie Child" by Arthur Stringer
A binder of one nail and a half is put down the selvage of each sleeve, which strengthens it much.
"The Ladies' Work-Table Book" by Anonymous
Such matting with a decorative selvage was found by Cosgrove in a cave in the Upper Gila region (Cosgrove, 1947, p. 114).
"A Burial Cave in Baja California" by William C. Massey
Beyond the selvage of the sleepy leaf-sheltered village a cherry bordered lane met the Red Road.
"The Valiants of Virginia" by Hallie Erminie Rives
Mr. Darwin informs me that in St. Helena almost every dike has a vitreous selvage.
"A Manual of Elementary Geology" by Charles Lyell
First, cut off the list along the selvage edges of the whole piece.
"The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness" by Florence Hartley
The castaways watched the explorers until they disappeared within the shadowy selvage.
"Afloat in the Forest" by Mayne Reid
I have dwelt so long on this theme that I have only left myself what Mary Anne calls the selvage of my paper, for anything else.
"The Dodd Family Abroad, Vol. II.(of II)" by Charles James Lever

In news:

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Today's Top Tune is " Selvage .".
Manning, Selvage and Lee has consolidated its presence in South Asia with the appointment of leading independent Indian PR firm Genesis PR as an exclusive affiliate.
Dustin Selvage closed the gap in a big way against Clint Garner in the Knoxville Raceway 's 360 points race as Selvage passes Danny Heskin mid-way through the A-Main to get his third win of the season Saturday night.
For a colorful seam, the lining's selvage edge is on display.