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edging

Grinding the edge of a lens to the finished shape and size required, at the same time imparting the desired edge form, e.g. flat, bevelled, etc. This is accomplished with a machine called an edger, either by hand with a grinding wheel or automatically operating from a lens pattern or former. See cribbing; former; glass cutter; glazing.
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Their casual edging across the sidewalk to the curb, as they drew near, apprised him of discovery.
The Italians were rowing up the starboard side of the ship, and we were hauled close on the wind and slowly edging out from the ship as we worked to windward.
Do 'way, Tarley, I don't lite you," cried little Blue-bonnet, casting down her ermine muff and sobbing in a microscopic handkerchief, the thread-lace edging on which could n't mitigate her woe, as it might have done that of an older sufferer.
I've been trying to imagine it all out--her edging a little nearer all the time until she was quite close to Him; and then He would look at her and put His hand on her hair and oh, such a thrill of joy as would run over her
Now, in every one of the domestic breeds, taking thoroughly well-bred birds, all the above marks, even to the white edging of the outer tail-feathers, sometimes concur perfectly developed.
The garden itself was divided into four large squares of equal size by two paths that intersected each other in the form of a cross, a box edging along their sides.
Wilson, in the early part of the evening, edging her chair close up to my mother, and bending forward, evidently in the delivery of some important confidential intelligence; and from the incessant wagging of her head, the frequent distortions of her wrinkled physiognomy, and the winking and malicious twinkle of her little ugly eyes, I judged it was some spicy piece of scandal that engaged her powers; and from the cautious privacy of the communication I supposed some person then present was the luckless object of her calumnies: and from all these tokens, together with my mother's looks and gestures of mingled horror and incredulity, I now concluded that object to have been Mrs.
One was edging closer and leaning far out in an effort to reach the dangling ape.
No, after houses," said Margaret, edging past him into the box.
She sold Hamburg edging, or stuffed peppers, or automobiles, or other little trinkets such as they keep in department stores.
He then began to question me cunningly, where I came from, whether I was rich, whether I could change a five-shilling piece for him (which he declared he had that moment in his sporran), and all the time he kept edging up to me and I avoiding him.
They drove into a courtyard strewn with gravel and bright with flowers, in which two laborers were at work putting an edging of stones round the light mould of a flower bed, and drew up in a covered entry.