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selvage (n.)

mid-15c., "edge of web or cloth so finished as to prevent raveling," apparently literally "its own edge," a corruption of self + edge (n.); on analogy of Middle Flemish selvegge (compare also Low German sulfegge; Dutch zelfkant, from kant "border;" Middle High German selbende, German Selbend, literally "self-end").

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Definitions of selvage

selvage (n.)
border consisting of an ornamental fringe at either end of an oriental carpet;
Synonyms: selvedge
selvage (n.)
the edge of a fabric that is woven so that it will not ravel or fray;
Synonyms: selvedge
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