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  • noun Plural form of fringe.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of fringe.


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  • Why we allow ourselves to be manipulated by the lunatic fringes is beyond me.

    Think Progress » ThinkFast: May 19, 2006

  • He flung himself on to the furs and the grass, his fingers threading themselves through the buckskin fringes that adorned old Beaver-Tail's leggings.

    The Shagganappi

  • A four-cornered cloth with specially prepared fringes is worn by pious males under the outer garments, but with the fringes showing.

    The Promised Land

  • A great shawl with golden fringes is twisted about his head for a turban; and he wears, instead of a coat, a tunic broadly striped with crimson and yellow, while a loose flowing scarlet robe falls from his shoulders.

    The Seven Little Sisters Who Live on the Round Ball That Floats in the Air

  • The astronomers measured the distinctive "fringes" - a regular pattern of alternating strong and weak signals - detected by the interferometer as Mars moved across the sky.


  • Sure, some on the fringes are always unhappy, but you do understand that this means 68% – the majority in this case – no not approve.

    Think Progress » ThinkFast: May 5, 2006

  • They might not have been perfect in what the Chaplain would have called the fringes of soldiering.

    VIII. Roosevelt and His Men

  • As the two clouds of atoms pass through each other, there will be stripes, called fringes, through the cloud where there are no atoms at all, while at other locations there will be more atoms than you would expect.

    Ars Technica

  • The phylacteries were different things; these were their own invention, the fringes were a divine institution.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume I (Genesis to Deuteronomy)

  • Sadly, those on the fringes are the ones that cry the loudest, and the politicians in their self-interest to get reelected pay heed to them.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local


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