Selvedged

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Selvedged Having a selvage.
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Usage

In literature:

The Willow-Wren was twittering his thin little song, hidden himself in the dark selvedge of the river bank.
"The Wind in the Willows" by Kenneth Grahame
Her son, already elderly, had followed as the selvedge follows the piece, he had passed and left the new age stripped bare.
"Soul of a Bishop" by H. G. Wells
Below its fringe straggled a selvedge of coarse black hair.
"The Path of the King" by John Buchan
Irish stitch is worked parallel with the selvedges of the canvas.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
They are held firmly by the selvedge of the knitting.
"Beeton's Book of Needlework" by Isabella Beeton
The preparatory weaving that has been done is often useful afterwards as a selvedge.
"Embroidery and Tapestry Weaving" by Grace Christie
He saw that the selvedge of the cloud came no nearer.
"The Bush Boys" by Captain Mayne Reid
Make notches in selvedge, to prevent it from drawing up the breadth.
"A Treatise on Domestic Economy" by Catherine Esther Beecher
The lake spread out before us without a ripple, its selvedge at the shore repeating the picture on the brae.
"John Splendid" by Neil Munro
Chambray is a light-weight single cloth fabric that is always woven with a plain weave, and always has a white selvedge.
"Textiles" by William H. Dooley
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In news:

A Blacksburg woman with an entrepreneurial streak and a hankering for great jeans started her own line of selvedge denim that is catching on with specialty shops from Richmond to New York City.
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Selvedge is, as the word suggests, the very edge of the denim fabric itself.
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