from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A frame used in making paper by hand to form paper pulp into sheets of a desired size.
- n. A deckle edge.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A paper-making instrument which limits the pulp, and consequently the size of the resulting paper.
- n. The fattier point-cut end of a brisket of beef.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A separate thin wooden frame used to form the border of a hand mold, or a curb of India rubber or other material which rests on, and forms the edge of, the mold in a paper machine and determines the width of the paper.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In paper-making: In hand paper-making, a rectangular frame laid upon the wire mold on which the paper-pulp is placed, to confine it within the limits of the required size of sheet; in machine paper-making, a belt of linen and caoutchoue placed on either side of the apron, to keep the pulp from spreading out laterally and making the paper wider than is desired.
- n. The rough or raw edge of paper; specifically, the ragged edge of handmade paper, produced by the deckle.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (paper making) a frame used to form paper pulp into sheets
- n. rough edge left by a deckle on handmade paper or produced artificially on machine-made paper
The eye of the ribeye, which is a long, tender tube about 4 in diameter, and the spinalis muscle, sometimes called the deckle or the rib cap, that wraps around the side opposite the bones.
I just want to draw your attention to Caleb Crain's excellent rant against what I now learn and might once have known? are called deckle edges.
Purchase a brisket with at least 0.6 cm (1/4-inch) of fat on the top (called the deckle).
To make them, the fatty segment of brisket called the deckle is thrown back into the smoker for extra rendering, then served as a pile of crunchy, unctuous hunks, crusted in a swarthy, earthy rub that includes brown sugar, paprika and Greek coffee.
A sheet of hand-made paper has all round it a rough uneven edge called the "deckle," that is a necessary result of its method of manufacture.
Book-lovers quite rightly like to find traces of the "deckle" edge, as evidence that a volume has not been unduly reduced by the binder.
"deckle" for its own sake, and to leave books on hand-made paper absolutely untrimmed, with ragged edges that collect the dirt, are unsightly, and troublesome to turn over.
But I don't like the maroon bands at top and bottom - for some reason that makes me expect it to be either a collection of short stories or a big floppy unwieldy trade paperback with deckle-edged pages (these connotations may be specific to me).
It is Near Fine+ in dark red polished buckram boards, gilt cockerel stamped at front cover, gilt lettering and small cockerel at spine, deckle edges all around, rag paper content with watermark of cockerel over letters "G" "C" and "P" (Golden Cockerel Press) on last (of 2) blank page.
But for me the most stirring image was the ‘idea’ of the perfect leather-bound journal, with deckle edged paper and marbled-end papers, complete with maybe a fountain pen.