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selsyn
Selten
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Selvedge definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SELV'EDGE, n. The edgr of a cloth, where it is closed by complication the threads; a woven border, or border of the close works.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

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]

Merriam Webster's

noun see selvage

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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. 2. The edge plate of a lock, through which the bolt passes. --Knight. 3. (Mining.) A layer of clay or decomposed rock along the wall of a vein. See Gouge, n., 4. --Raymond.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

sel'-vej (qatsah): The word occurs only in the description of the tabernacle (Ex 26:4; 36:11). It has reference to the ten curtains which overhung the boards of the sanctuary. Five of these formed one set and five another. These were "coupled" at the center by 50 loops of blue connected by "clasps" (which see) with 50 others on the opposite side. The "selvedge" (self-edge) is the extremity of the curtain in which the loops were.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. See selvage



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