Sel"vage, Sel"vedge (?), n. [Self + edge, i. e., its own proper edge; cf. OD. selfegge.]

1.

The edge of cloth which is woven in such a manner as to prevent raveling.

2.

The edge plate of a lock, through which the bolt passes.

Knight.

3. Mining.

A layer of clay or decomposed rock along the wall of a vein. See Gouge, n., 4.

Raymond.

 

© Webster 1913.

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