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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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I waited no longer to dispute possession of the ledge with the thing which owned that voice.
As I backed along the ledge I soon was past the mouth of the cave, where I no longer could see those fearful flaming eyes, but an instant later I caught sight of the fiendish face of a Sagoth as it warily advanced beyond the cliff's turn on the far side of the cave's mouth.
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.
Accordingly, leaving the bed of the stream at the very point where it thundered down, we began crawling along one of those sloping ledges until it carried us to within a few feet of another that inclined downwards at a still sharper angle, and upon which, by assisting each other we managed to alight in safety.
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.
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.
He roughly divided the gold in halves, caching one half on a prominent ledge, wrapped in a piece of blanket, and returning the other half to the sack.
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.
Where roaring on the ledges the summer ground-swell rolled; I heard them lift the chorus that drowned the breakers' song-- The Beaches of Lukannon--two million voices strong.