Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See selvage, selvaged.
- n. alternative spelling of selvage.
- n. border consisting of an ornamental fringe at either end of an oriental carpet
- n. the edge of a fabric that is woven so that it will not ravel or fray
“The adoption of the selvedge was another improvement and until it was introduced the weft would no doubt have been put through with the fingers, later on a spool being used.”
“There are 16 different designs in the collection, and many of the pillows have singular touches like deconstructed and then reconstructed faces as well as selvedge edges.”
“Nevertheless, I find myself at this weird juncture, a cultural snag wrapped in a conundrum shaped like a question mark dressed in scratchy raw Japanese selvedge and smoking American Spirits, glumly, in a grungy hoody, outside the bike shop, twitching just a little.”
“And then I got almost to the end of the block and realised I had cut a large, central piece from within the bloody selvedge and will need to unpick the whole thing and start over.”
“Making It: Riviera Club F. Martin Ramin for The Wall Street Journal From left: selvedge stripe; navy loreta plaid; papa diaz polka; picnic plaid; yellow loreta plaid, all $156, Bloomingdale 's nationwide, 800-555-7467 WHO: California design team Derek Buse, Greg Ullery and Joe Sadler”
“Also see: Gap ' s gray flannel pjs, £ 22.50 7. Jeans: I ' ve already written about Gap being the best place to buy your jeans, from £ 39.50, but if you want designer, then try DSquared ' s distressed jeans in their classic shape, £ 220, or Dunhill ' s selvedge seam raw finish denim, £ 125.”
“These medium weight, raw denim with white selvedge look and feel just like those designer jeans that cost well over $150, but come with the 2009-friendly price of just”
“Tom Ford has introduced a $990 jean made from Japanese selvedge denim, silk-lined pockets and a front button plated with 18-karat gold.”
“And two postcards today - one from Sue W, for the letters swap - I love that she's used all the selvedge bits.”
“She has used selvedge to make everything from a dressto pillow covers.”
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All the scientific words found in the official EU nomenclature. For the screening I used Vocabgrabber of the Visual Thesaurus.
includes words of the "Prodcom list"
words on edge with hedging and alledged deckled edging
for the same
Words that relate to, or come from, the weaving trade.
Words that have only one of the vowels. On this list I include only words with at least three vowels. When I first started the list, if a word had several forms, I generally listed only the one wit...
Just a list of words I like
Inspired by chained_bear's Dad-Speak list and comment at crudite.
Words looked up while reading Decreation by Anne Carson.
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