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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 ?
Dorothy stretched out a hand to him and Zeb put one foot out and let it rest in the air a little over the edge of the roof.
Jim had crept to the edge of the roof to look over, and being a sensible horse and quite experienced, he made up his mind that he could go where the others did.
Then, right out from all the others and close to the edge of the cliff, were two figures, so strange, and under other circumstances so ludicrous, that they absorbed my attention.
Two of the ape-men had seized one of the Indians out of the group and dragged him forward to the edge of the cliff.
Making his fast behind mine I started my engine, and skimming over the edge of the roof I dove down into the streets of the city far below the plane usually occupied by the air patrol.
With this end in view she seized upon one of these implements and had just plunged it into the river bottom close to the shore when her eyes happened to rise to the edge of the jungle.
Among the branches of the trees at the edge of the clearing, a score or more monkeys chattered and scolded as the loud snorts of the angry beast sent them scurrying affrightedly to the upper terraces.
Tarzan, standing upon the edge of the pit, smiled as he watched Tantor's undignified flight.
Each small portion he examined sharply, so that his eyes saw every grain of it before he allowed it to slide over the edge and away.
He cut a short pole at the water's edge and drew from one of his pockets a bit of line and a draggled fly that had once been a royal coachman.
At the base of the "V," by the water's edge, he had found the gold colors at the grass roots.
A rock, turning under his foot on the edge of the precipice, did not disconcert him.