[ UK /sˈɛlvɪd‍ʒ/ ]
[ US /ˈsɛɫvɪdʒ/ ]
  1. the edge of a fabric that is woven so that it will not ravel or fray
  2. border consisting of an ornamental fringe at either end of an oriental carpet
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How To Use selvage In A Sentence

  • The fine-grained selvage called a chilled margin, formed in a younger rock in contact with an older rock, has already been mentioned.
  • Finish each sachet by turning selvage under on 1-inch opening and whipstitch closed. The Art and Craft of Entertaining
  • An act in effect between 1774 and 1811 required that blue threads be woven into the selvages of cotton cloth intended for export if a refund of the tax on printed cotton was to be claimed.
  • All other quartz veins are associated with at least some tourmaline, either within the veins or in the vein selvages.
  • Selvagem Grande is a plateau from which 100m high cliffs plunge into the sea.
  • This type of migmatite is characterized by discrete millimetre - to centimetre-scale discontinuous granitic layers separated by high-grade metamorphic host rock and dark selvages (mesosome).
  • In the vein's central vug, ferroaxinite overlies a selvage (fault gouge) of quartz, orthoclase, and microcline feldspar and is followed by fine-grained calcite.
  • Create a straight fray line for your fringe by clipping through the selvage on one side of the fabric, then gently pulling a crosswise thread across the fabric width.
  • A large rosy oval with a coral fringe and then a reddish speckled border and a thin dusting of coralline, another selvage fading into lotioned whiteness. Peggy Guggenheim Visits Picasso's Bathroom
  • Selvage made on shuttle less looms have four kinds of weaves, which are rope selvage, leno selvage, fold selvage and hot-melt selvage.
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