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- n. the edge of a book, book section, or illustration opposite the backbone
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- adj. the front edge of a book or folded sheet, etc.
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- n. the part of a book that faces inward when the book is shelved; the part opposite the spine
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For convenience in using the book on the reading slope which was attached to the case, the ring at the other end of the chain was fixed to the fore edge of the book-cover instead of to the back; when standing on the shelves the books therefore present their fore edges to the reader.
Through his terror came a single memory, that lifting the fore edge of the flexwing would cause him to slow and rise.