Definition of Selvages

1. Noun. (plural of selvage) ¹



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Definition of Selvages

1. selvage [n] - See also: selvage

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Selvages

selsyn
selsyns
selters water
seltzer
seltzer bottle
seltzer water
seltzer waters
seltzers
seltzogene
seltzogenes
selva
selvage
selvaged
selvagee
selvagees
selvages (current term)
selvaging
selvas
selvedge
selvedged
selvedges
selves
selwynite
sely
semaeostomata
semagram
semagrams
semainier
semainiers

Literary usage of Selvages

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1. The Tertiary Igneous Rocks of Skye by Alfred Harker (1904)
"In this chapter we shall give some account of the selvages of black glass ... selvages in Skye. The true nature of this vitreous substance was, however, ..."

2. The Mechanism of Weaving by Thomas William Fox (1894)
"PAET XXII CENTRE AND SIDE selvages Centre selvages are required to hold the edge threads in position when two or more narrow pieces are woven side by ..."

3. A Collection of the Most Important Cases Respecting Patents of Invention and by John Davies (1816)
"It may be said, what is the loss of cutting off one of these selvages ? ... It has two operations: it makes the selvages perfect, and it does more, ..."

4. Decisions on the Law of Patents for Inventions Rendered by [English Courts by United States Supreme Court, Benjamin Vaughan Abbott, Woodbury Lowery (1887)
"I do not know whether this was stated by Mr. Galloway, but if the lace is worked by the hand, it may be always so correct as to produce perfect selvages ..."

5. The Comstock Lode: Its Character, and the Probable Mode of Its Continuance by Ferdinand Richthofen (1866)
"selvages.—All the evidences in the upper levels justify the expectation that the foot wall will continue with its smooth and regular clay-selvage, ..."

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