As his friend tosses him the ring, the proposer fails to catch it and falls backward off the ledge and down several stories.
In another chamber there was a hole inside of a ledge we put our hands through.
“Thomas was really out there on the ledge, all by himself, for quite a while,” Lemon says.
When Murdoch would propose unrealistic schemes, “he could talk Rupert off the ledge.”
On a ledge above my desk sits a jade dragon my father brought back from China.
The yellow flood was now lapping on the ledge all about them.
He found the locality, and the ledge on which the Caribbee had struck.
They had reached a piny knoll high above the ledge on which the house was perched.
He scanned the cliffs, and saw the ledge whither he would drag her.
The mass hung without dragging, being partly sustained by a ledge of rock.
late 13c., "crossbar on a door," perhaps from Middle English verb leggen "to place, lay" (see lay (v.)). Sense of "narrow shelf" is first recorded 1550s; "shelf-like projection of rock" is from 1550s.