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1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
selvage
    n 1: border consisting of an ornamental fringe at either end of
         an oriental carpet [syn: selvage, selvedge]
    2: the edge of a fabric that is woven so that it will not ravel
       or fray [syn: selvage, selvedge]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Selvage \Sel"vage\, Selvedge \Sel"vedge\, n. [Self + edge, i.
   e., its own proper edge; cf. OD. selfegge.]
   1. The edge of cloth which is woven in such a manner as to
      prevent raveling.
      [1913 Webster]

   2. The edge plate of a lock, through which the bolt passes.
      --Knight.
      [1913 Webster]

   3. (Mining.) A layer of clay or decomposed rock along the
      wall of a vein. See Gouge, n., 4. --Raymond.
      [1913 Webster] Selvaged

3. The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003)
selvage
 /sel'[email protected]/, n.

    [from sewing and weaving] See chad (sense 1).


4. The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018)
chad
perf
selvage
snaf

    /chad/ (Or "selvage" /sel'v*j/ (sewing and
   weaving), "perf", "perfory", "snaf").  1. The perforated
   edge strips on paper for sprocket feed printers, after they
   have been separated from the printed portion.

   The term perf may also refer to the perforations themselves,
   rather than the chad they produce when torn.

   [Why "snaf"?]

   2. (Or "chaff", "computer confetti", "keypunch droppings") The
   confetti-like bits punched out of punched cards or paper
   tape which collected in the chad box.

   One of the Jargon File's correspondents believed that "chad"
   derived from the chadless keypunch.

   [Jargon File]

   (1997-07-18)


Thesaurus Results for Selvage:

1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
bank, beading, binding, board, border, bordering, bordure, brim, brink, brow, coast, edge, edging, featheredge, fimbria, fimbriation, flange, flounce, frame, frill, frilling, fringe, furbelow, galloon, hem, labellum, labium, labrum, ledge, limb, limbus, lip, list, marge, margin, motif, ragged edge, rim, ruffle, shore, side, sideline, skirt, skirting, trimming, valance, verge, welt
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