self-reference = S = semi

selvage /sel'v*j/ n.

[from sewing and weaving] See chad (sense 1).

--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.

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


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


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


3. Mining.

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



© Webster 1913.

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