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ledge

(lej),
In anatomy, a structure resembling a ledge.
See also: shelf, lamina.

ledge

(lej)
In anatomy, a structure resembling a shelf.
See also: lamina

ledge

(lej)
In dentistry, substance (e.g., oil, water) applied to surface of sharpening stone to reduce friction between stone and implement.
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What seems to me the chief ingenuity in this whole business, is the fact (for repeated experiment has convinced me it is a fact) that the circular opening in question is visible from no other attainable point of view than that afforded by the narrow ledge upon the face of the rock.
As I approached the slightly more slender extremity of the branch it bent beneath my weight until, as I balanced perilously upon its outer tip, it swayed gently on a level with the ledge at a distance of a couple of feet.
As they drew up beside the ledge upon which Thurid awaited them, he in the bow of the boat arose to step ashore, and then I saw that it was none other than Matai Shang, Father of Therns.
But I had no time to think of the danger, for another stone sang past me as I hung by my hands from the edge of the ledge.
that I will drink a whole bottle of rum without taking it from my mouth, sitting outside the window on this spot" (he stooped and pointed to the sloping ledge outside the window) "and without holding on to anything.
At almost the same instant I thought that I caught the scraping of hide sandals upon the ledge beyond the turn.
A huge creature stood upon a ledge and brandished his stone hatchet.
We finally found a place where we could slip over the edge of the cliff onto a narrow ledge which seemed to give evidence of being something of a game-path to the valley, though it apparently had not been used for some time.
Outside in the garden, with his figure outlined against the luminous square, there stood a man, his back to the road, his two hands upon the window ledge, and his body rather bent as though he were trying to peep in past the blind.
At nine o'clock he stubbed his toe on a rocky ledge, and from sheer weariness and weakness staggered and fell.
Two immense stones, each probably weighing at least a couple of tons, had been placed in front of a ledge of rock about six feet high.
A few rapid strides, and a little active clambering, soon brought me to the place where she was seated - a narrow ledge of rock at the very verge of the cliff, which descended with a steep, precipitous slant, quite down to the rocky shore.