• WordNet 3.6
    • n deckle (paper making) a frame used to form paper pulp into sheets
    • n deckle rough edge left by a deckle on handmade paper or produced artificially on machine-made paper
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n deckle dĕk"k'l (Paper Making) A separate thin wooden frame used to form the border of a hand mold, or a curb of India rubber or other material which rests on, and forms the edge of, the mold in a paper machine and determines the width of the paper.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n deckle In paper-making: In hand paper-making, a rectangular frame laid upon the wire mold on which the paper-pulp is placed, to confine it within the limits of the required size of sheet; in machine paper-making, a belt of linen and caoutchoue placed on either side of the apron, to keep the pulp from spreading out laterally and making the paper wider than is desired.
    • n deckle The rough or raw edge of paper; specifically, the ragged edge of handmade paper, produced by the deckle.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Deckle dek′l the gauge on a paper-making machine
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. G. deckel, cover, lid
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

He regarded the book with intense disfavour, tore it in two, and used a handful of its fine deckle-edged leaves to get the fire going.
"Huntingtower" by John Buchan
Hand made paper is made by means of a mould and a deckle.
"What Philately Teaches" by John N. Luff
The deckle edge is left uncut, just as it comes from the paper-maker.
"The Building of a Book" by Various
A sheet of hand-made paper has all round it a rough uneven edge called the "deckle," that is a necessary result of its method of manufacture.
"Bookbinding, and the Care of Books" by Douglas Cockerell
Gilt top, deckled edges.
"Black Spirits and White" by Ralph Adams Cram
But how would you like 'thick hand-made paper with deckle edges'?
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 158, June 2, 1920" by Various
Under ordinary conditions, thin crepe rubber, as it leaves the finishing machines, has what may be termed "deckled" edges.
"The Preparation of Plantation Rubber" by Sidney Morgan
Paneled stationery and that with the deckle edge are both very lovely and in excellent taste, if the color is subdued or pure white.
"Book of Etiquette" by Lillian Eichler
Ornamentally bound, deckle edges, $1.25.
"A Trooper Galahad" by Charles King
Printed on deckle-edged paper, with red border lines and decorated wrapper, in envelope.
"A Gamble with Life" by Silas K. Hocking

In news:

The Macintosh 's signature dish is the succulent Grilled Deckle served with seasonal veggies like Pole beans, Mepkin Abbey oyster mushrooms, and fingerling potatoes.
Invest $175 per person and enjoy a four-course wine-paired feast featuring Kobe rib eye deckle sous vide, black truffle cones and grilled octopus 1685 Collins Ave, Miami Beach.
And that brisket, with its glistening, fatty deckle flap being neatly trimmed away.
Sherri Wood Emmons's new trade paperback original is a beautiful package, with a bright, eye-catching cover and heavy, deckle-edged pages.
New Developments in Dies & Deckles.
Convert digital images to sepia tone using a computer and graphics program, then print on deckle-edge watercolor paper made for color ink-jet printers.