In edging past that mark, the latest PMI suggests that Chinese factories are getting busier, but only just.
While Gingrich remains a caustic conservative, he seems to be edging toward a big-tent philosophy.
The latest polls show Republican Mitt Romney edging ahead of President Obama in a head-to-head matchup in 2012.
They met five times with Mikan edging Kurland in games won, 3-2, and points scored, 77-64.
Later that fall, Michel landed the top job at the Daily News, edging out Louise Story, now a reporter with The New York Times.
"In which case you are a widow sooner than you could have expected," said Foy more cheerfully, edging himself towards her.
The—the one next to the one beside you, whispered Lethbridge, edging around.
The perennial English Daisy, or Bellis perennis, is a prime favorite as an edging plant.
The friar, in a merry mood, had been edging close to Hortense.
"How pleasant the air is to-day," observed Frau von Treumann, edging her chair away from the window.
1570s, "the putting of a border," verbal noun from edge (v.). Meaning "a border" is from 1660s; that of "the trimming of lawn edges" is from 1858.
Old English ecg "corner, edge, point," also "sword" (cf. ecgplega, literally "edge play," ecghete, literally "edge hate," both used poetically for "battle"), from Proto-Germanic *agjo (cf. Old Frisian egg "edge;" Old Saxon eggia "point, edge;" Middle Dutch egghe, Dutch eg; Old Norse egg, see egg (v.); Old High German ecka, German Eck "corner"), from PIE root *ak- "sharp, pointed" (cf. Sanskrit asrih "edge," Latin acies, Greek akis "point;" see acrid).
Spelling development of Old English -cg to Middle English -gg to Modern English -dge represents a widespread shift in pronunciation. To get the edge on (someone) is U.S. colloquial, first recorded 1911. Edge city is from Joel Garreau's 1992 book of that name. Razor's edge as a perilous narrow path translates Greek epi xyrou akmes. To have (one's) teeth on edge is from late 14c., though "It is not quite clear what is the precise notion originally expressed in this phrase" [OED].
late 13c., "to give an edge to" (implied in past participle egged), from edge (n.). Meaning "to move edgeways (with the edge toward the spectator), advance slowly" is from 1620s, originally nautical. Meaning "to defeat by a narrow margin" is from 1953. The meaning "urge on, incite" (16c.) often must be a mistake for egg (v.). Related: Edged; edging.
have an edge on, have an edge on someone