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Origin of selvage
OTHER WORDS FROM selvageselvaged, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH selvagesalvage, selvage .
Words nearby selvage
Example sentences from the Web for selvage
Then Dolly arose, and with one hand grasping the selvage of the curtain, fixed one long gaze upon her father's corpse.Springhaven|R. D. Blackmore
The selvage is more closely woven and will draw or pucker in laundrying.
Lay the material so that the selvage runs lengthwise, that is, from head to foot.The Library of Work and Play: Needlecraft|Effie Archer Archer
If the hem is turned down once and cat stitched, it will resemble the selvage more than a twice turned hem.
Along the selvage of many of the new roads we have foretold, his hens will peck and his children beg, far into the coming decades.Anticipations|Herbert George Wells