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  • n. Alternative spelling of selvage.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See selvage, selvaged.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • 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.

    Ancient Egyptian and Greek Looms

  • 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.

    A Night of Pillow Talk

  • 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.

    Mark Morford: Forgive Me, I Do Not Like The Arcade Fire

  • 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

    Beach Boys

  • 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.

    What Should He Be Wearing?

  • 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 - Gay OnLine Community for Entertainment and Daily News

  • Tom Ford has introduced a $990 jean made from Japanese selvedge denim, silk-lined pockets and a front button plated with 18-karat gold.

    Fashion Roundup: Mad Men Designer Working on Collection; Tom Ford's $990 Jeans; More on Michelle Obama's Fashion Choices

  • And two postcards today - one from Sue W, for the letters swap - I love that she's used all the selvedge bits.

    Found them!

  • She has used selvedge to make everything from a dressto pillow covers.

    Don’t Scrap The Selvedge


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  • in The Wind in the Willows, when Water Rat and Mole are rowing, Grahame refers to the bank as "the selvedge." love it.

    July 31, 2010