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edge

(ej),
A line at which a surface terminates.
See also: border, margin.

edge

[ej]
Etymology: ME, egge
1 a thin side or border.
2 the end of a surface, e.g., the edge of a cliff.

edge

A margin or border.

bevel edge

A tooth edge produced by beveling.

cutting edge

An angled or sharpened edge for cutting, as an incisor tooth or the blade of a knife.

denture edge

The margin or border of a denture.

incisal edge

The sharpened edge of a tooth produced by occlusal wear; the labiolingual margin.

edge

(ej)
Line at which surface terminates.
See also: border, margin
References in classic literature ?
The three days' gale had driven the deep water of Baffin's Bay southerly, and piled it on to the edge of the far-reaching land-ice that stretches from Bylot's Island to the west.
The severed trunk rolled to the very edge of our platform, and for one terrible second we all thought it was over.
Sparks flew as steel smote steel, and then there was the dull and sickening sound of a shoulder bone parting beneath the keen edge of my Martian sword.
The pursuit of Thurid carried me along the edge of the sea toward the mouth of the Iss.
Denisov, Petya, and the esaul, accompanied by some Cossacks and the hussar who had the prisoner, rode to the left across a ravine to the edge of the forest.
He reached the edge of the tall roof, stepped one foot out into the air, and walked into space as calmly as if he were on firm ground.
And all my captors were in the village at the op-posite edge of the mesa repelling an attack of Hooja's horde!
The boulder-strewn plain between the valley's edge and the mighty granite kopje, outside the city's walls, where lay the entrance to the passage-way leading to the treasure vault, gave the Belgian ample cover as he followed Tarzan toward Opar.
Into this he thrust the blade of his stone knife, and as it became superheated he would withdraw it, touching a spot near the thin edge with a drop of moisture.
It was by the edge of the water, and he tumbled her over and got her by the leg.
Their appetites were always with them and on edge, so that they bit voraciously into whatever offered and with an entire innocence of indigestion.
It had been built just at the edge of the desert, so that all its length lay upon the gray sand except the after part, which still rested on the strip of grass.