• Edging grinder or Hog
    Edging grinder or Hog
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n edging border consisting of anything placed on the edge to finish something (such as a fringe on clothing or on a rug)
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Planing an Edge Planing an Edge
Sighting an Edge Sighting an Edge
Boring for Dowels in an Edge-to-Edge Joint Boring for Dowels in an Edge-to-Edge Joint
Sivora, the chief's wife, standing on the cliff edge Sivora, the chief's wife, standing on the cliff edge
Bessie leans around the edge of the door Bessie leans around the edge of the door
The edge The edge
Showing central space edged with columns Showing central space edged with columns
Showing central octagonal structure with other areas built around the edges Showing central octagonal structure with other areas built around the edges

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Scallops have approximately 100 eyes around the edge of its shell
    • Edging That which forms an edge or border, as the fringe, trimming, etc., of a garment, or a border in a garden.
    • Edging The operation of shaping or dressing the edge of anything, as of a piece of metal.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: A dime has 118 ridges around the edge
    • n edging That which is added on the border or which forms the edge, as lace, fringe, or braid added to a garment for ornament; specifically, narrow lace or embroidery especially made for trimming frills and parts of dress.
    • n edging A border; a skirting; specifically, in horticulture, a row of plants set along the border of a flower-bed: as, an edging of box.
    • n edging In bookbinding: The art of preparing the uncut or folded leaves of a book by shaving or trimming, adapting them to receive gold, marbling, or color, and burnishing.
    • n edging The decorating of the edges of a book by marbling or coloring.
    • n edging In carpentry, the evening of the edges of ribs and rafters to make them range together.
    • n edging In photography, a coat of albumen, gelatin, or india-rubber along the edges of a collodion-covered dry-plate; a protection to the film during development. Generally the whole surface of the plate is given a substratum for the collodion.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Compact discs read from the inside to the outside edge, the reverse of how a record works.
    • Edging any border or fringe round a garment: a border of box, &c., round a flower-bed
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  • Logan Pearsall Smith
    “Charming people live up to the very edge of their charm, and behave as outrageously as the world lets them.”
  • Napoleon Hill
    “If you must speak ill of another, do not speak it, write it in the sand near the water's edge”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “When you stand at the edge of the cliff, jump to fly, not to fall.”
  • William Hazlitt
    “Though familiarity may not breed contempt, it takes off the edge of admiration.”
  • Guillaume Apollinaire
    Guillaume Apollinaire
    “Come to the edge, He said. They said, We are afraid. Come to the edge, He said. They came. He pushed them... and they flew.”
  • Marcus T. Cicero
    “So near is falsehood to truth that a wise man would do well not to trust himself on the narrow edge.”


Bleeding edge - Similar to 'cutting edge', this implies a technology or process that is at the forefront or beyond current practices. However, because it is unproven, it is often dangerous to use (hence the 'bleeding').
Cutting edge - Something that is cutting edge is at the forefront of progress in its area.
Double-edged sword - If someone uses an argument that could both help them and harm them, then they are using a double-edged sword sword; it cuts both ways.
Rough around the edges - If someone is rough around the edges, they haven't mastered something, though they show promise.
Rough edges - If something has rough edges, it is still not a finished product and not all of a uniform standard.
Take the edge off - To reduce the effect of something, usually something unpleasant.
Two-edged sword - If someone uses an argument that could both help them and harm them, then they are using a two-edged sword; it cuts both ways.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. ecg; cf. Ger. ecke, L. acies.


In literature:

It is not so contemptible a feat to rein up on the edge of that `zanca.
"The White Chief" by Mayne Reid
Now with draw shave and rasp work the edges off both Nos.
"Home Taxidermy for Pleasure and Profit" by Albert B. Farnham
If this edge is to be gilded, special care is taken to have the edges cut smoothly.
"The Building of a Book" by Various
In the eastern sky, the young moon began to climb above the ragged edge of the firs.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
The front edge should be rounded and the edge and sides sanded.
"Mission Furniture" by H. H. Windsor
At last Big Jim and 'Masso were laid side by side upon the brown grass at the quarry edge.
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
At the water's edge they at length dismount, when the Indians, drawing forth flint and steel, set fire to the grass on the bank.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
It lay along the edge of a torrent that leaped and foamed over its rocky bed.
"The Forest Exiles" by Mayne Reid
From the edge of the world, behind, to the very edge of these far-distant hills, the ground was flat.
"Space Platform" by Murray Leinster
She walked back to the inside edge of the road and sat down, and bye-and-bye she felt quieter.
"Stubble" by George Looms

In poetry:

And he came to the edge of the lake
Where no curlew cried overhead:
Silent and bare from the shaking reeds
The lake-waters spread;
"The Ballad Of Downal Baun" by Padraic Colum
Did you ever stand on the ledges,
On the brink of the great plateau
And look from their jagged edges
On the country that lay below?
"The Time to Decide" by Bruce Kiskaddon
Or at the edge of a pale path
that encircles the farmlands,
or upon the rim of a trembling fountain,
whitened by a shimmering moon?
"To See Him Again" by Gabriela Mistral
Nor sound was heard, nor passing gale
Sigh'd thro' the long lank sedge,
The air was hushed, no little wave
Dimpled the water's edge.
"Donica - A Ballad" by Robert Southey
"And then uprose before me,
Upon the water's edge,
The huge and haggard shape
Of that unknown North Cape,
Whose form is like a wedge.
"Discoverer Of The North Cape. A Leaf From King Alfred's Orosius. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I look for a moment over the ledge
To see the grasses spring,
And trail their length within the edge,
Where the stream was wont to sing.
"The Old Ruins" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

What To Do When Your Brooklyn Neighborhood Loses Its Edge.
Bill Bolling has built an early fundraising edge over his rival for next year's Republican gubernatorial nomination, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli.
Bonga Perkins edges ahead of Kai Lenny in dying minutes to win SUP Sunset Beach Pro.
Visit the koi in the pond, settle into the sculptural hut at the pond's edge, or just marvel at the beauty and age of these trees.
I love the softened edges, pegged joinery, square motifs and overall lightness of their work.
The Barons edge out a hard-fought win on the road.
Oh, what a rush off the edge for the Ducks.
Late payment rate on US credit cards edged higher in 3Q, debt per borrower up.
Despite a big rally lately, there are still questions about Netflix's competitive edge and profitability.
Johnson currently holds an edge, scoring more points than Keselowski at 4 races.
Braids are also being used as a way to give elegant updos edge.
The small-plates restaurant and tavern whips up imaginative creations on the edge of Little Tokyo.
Being 8 Years Old Can Be Stressful I'm Sure This Helps Take The Edge Off.
Based off the classic board game, the show will have the audience on the edge of their seats as everyone tries to figure out just who killed Mr Boddy.
Fleshy century plant leaves have been mainly damaged at the tips and along the edges.

In science:

For this it is enough to choose J − c edges (out of 2l odd edges) starting or ending a sequence of odd edges and decide for each of the chosen J − c edges whether it starts or finishes a sequence.
Wigner random matrices with non-symmetrically distributed entries
The edges of E1 are called the reality edges, and the edges of E2 are called the desire edges.
How Overlap Determines the Macronuclear Genes in Ciliates
We identify the edges edges f1 and f2 of B ′ into a single edge f with edge group hBf1 , Bf2 i and label (a, e, b).
On accessibility of finitely generated groups
We identify the edges edges f1 and f2 of B ′ into a single edge f with edge group hBf1 , Bf2 i and label (a, e, b).
On accessibility of finitely generated groups
In the case of folds of type IA and IIIA we can further assume that the two edges e1 and e2 have the same edge group which is also the edge group of the edge π(e1 ) = π(e2 ) as otherwise a fold of type IIA would be possible.
On accessibility of finitely generated groups