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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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Something in this sort of style,' he replied, and at the same moment to my horror he slipped sideways off the rocks and, as I then thought, by good fortune merely, alighted among the spreading branches of a species of palm tree, that shooting its hardy roots along a ledge below, curved its trunk upwards into the air, and presented a thick mass of foliage about twenty feet below the spot where we had thus suddenly been brought to a standstill.
At nine o'clock he stubbed his toe on a rocky ledge, and from sheer weariness and weakness staggered and fell.
He built a fire and warmed himself by drinking quarts of hot water, and made camp on a rocky ledge in the same fashion he had the night before.
I waited no longer to dispute possession of the ledge with the thing which owned that voice.
And then the moonlight flooded the cave, and there before me lay my own body as it had been lying all these hours, with the eyes staring toward the open ledge and the hands resting limply upon the ground.
We finally agreed that Tars Tarkas should return along the branch, leaving his longest leather harness strap with me, and that when the limb had risen to a height that would permit me to enter the cave I was to do so, and on Tars Tarkas' return I could then lower the strap and haul him up to the safety of the ledge.
Monsieur Rigaud, indifferent to this distinction, propitiated the father by laughing and nodding at the daughter as often as she gave him anything; and, so soon as he had all his viands about him in convenient nooks of the ledge on which he rested, began to eat with an appetite.
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.
For an instant I thought that it was an accident, but a moment later, looking up, I saw a man's head against the darkening sky, and another stone struck the very ledge upon which I was stretched, within a foot of my head.
She gave the animal his head, and he leaped cleanly and accurately to the ledge, striking with feet close together on the narrow space.
At the signal, a loud whirr of wings in quick flight was heard and a large Falcon came and settled itself on the window ledge.
In fact, it formed a little closet, and the ledge of a window, which it enclosed, served as a table.