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  • Edging grinder or Hog
    Edging grinder or Hog
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v edge provide with an edge "edge a blade"
    • v edge lie adjacent to another or share a boundary "Canada adjoins the U.S.","England marches with Scotland"
    • v edge advance slowly, as if by inches "He edged towards the car"
    • v edge provide with a border or edge "edge the tablecloth with embroidery"
    • n edge a sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object "he rounded the edges of the box"
    • n edge the outside limit of an object or area or surface; a place farthest away from the center of something "the edge of the leaf is wavy","she sat on the edge of the bed","the water's edge"
    • n edge a slight competitive advantage "he had an edge on the competition"
    • n edge the attribute of urgency in tone of voice "his voice had an edge to it"
    • n edge the boundary of a surface
    • n edge a line determining the limits of an area
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Planing an Edge Planing an Edge
Sighting an Edge Sighting an Edge
Boring for Dowels in an Edge-to-Edge Joint Boring for Dowels in an Edge-to-Edge Joint
Sivora, the chief's wife, standing on the cliff edge Sivora, the chief's wife, standing on the cliff edge
Bessie leans around the edge of the door Bessie leans around the edge of the door
The edge The edge
Showing central space edged with columns Showing central space edged with columns
Showing central octagonal structure with other areas built around the edges Showing central octagonal structure with other areas built around the edges

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Scallops have approximately 100 eyes around the edge of its shell
    • Edge Any sharp terminating border; a margin; a brink; extreme verge; as, the edge of a table, a precipice. "Upon the edge of yonder coppice.""In worst extremes, and on the perilous edge Of battle.""Pursue even to the very edge of destruction."
    • Edge Sharpness; readiness or fitness to cut; keenness; intenseness of desire. "The full edge of our indignation.""Death and persecution lose all the ill that they can have, if we do not set an edge upon them by our fears and by our vices."
    • Edge The border or part adjacent to the line of division; the beginning or early part; as, in the edge of evening. "On the edge of winter."
    • Edge The thin cutting side of the blade of an instrument; as, the edge of an ax, knife, sword, or scythe. "He which hath the sharp sword with two edges .""Slander,
      Whose edge is sharper than the sword."
    • Edge To furnish with a fringe or border; as, to edge a dress; to edge a garden with box. "Hills whose tops were edged with groves."
    • Edge To furnish with an edge as a tool or weapon; to sharpen. "To edge her champion's sword."
    • Edge To make sharp or keen, figuratively; to incite; to exasperate; to goad; to urge or egg on. "By such reasonings, the simple were blinded, and the malicious edged ."
    • Edge To move by little and little or cautiously, as by pressing forward edgewise; as, edging their chairs forwards.
    • Edge To move sideways; to move gradually; as, edge along this way.
    • Edge To sail close to the wind. "I must edge up on a point of wind."
    • Edge To shape or dress the edge of, as with a tool.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: A dime has 118 ridges around the edge
    • n edge The sharp margin or thin bordering or terminal line of a cutting instrument: as, the edge of a razor, knife, sword, ax, or chisel.
    • n edge The extreme border or margin of anything; the verge; the brink: as, the edge of a table; the edge of precipice.
    • n edge Specifically— In mathematics, a line, straight or curved, along which a surface is broken, so that every section of the surface through that line has a cusp or an abrupt change of direction at the point of intersection with it.
    • n edge In zoology, the extreme boundary of a surface, part, or mark, generally distinguished as posterior, anterior, lateral, superior, etc. In entomology it is often distinguished from the margin, which is properly an imaginary space surrounding the disk of any surface, and limited by the edge. The outer edge of the elytron of a beetle may be either the extreme boundary of the elytron, or the lateral boundary of the upper surface, separated from the true boundary by a deflexed margin called the epipleura.
    • n edge The border or part adjacent to a line of division; the part nearest some limit; an initial or terminal limit; rim; skirt: as, the edge of the evening; the outer and inner edges of a field; the horizon's edge.
    • n edge The side of a hill; a ridge. Halliwell.
    • n edge Sharpness; acrimony; cutting or wounding quality.
    • n edge Acuteness or sharpness, as of desire or of appetite; keenness; eagerness; fitness for action or operation.
    • n edge To make eager or intense; sharpen; stimulat: as, his curiosity or expectation was set on edge.
    • n edge Synonyms and Verge, skirt, brim. See rim. Intensity.
    • edge To sharpen; put an edge upon; impart a cutting quality to.
    • edge Hence, figuratively, to sharpen; pique.
    • edge To furnish with an edge, fringe, or border: as, to edge a flower-bed with box.
    • edge To move by or as if by dragging or hitching along edgewise; impel or push on edge, and hence slowly or with difficulty: as, to edge a barrel or a box across the sidewalk; to edge one's self or one's way through a crowd.
    • edge To incite; instigate; urge on; egg. See egg.
    • edge To move sidewise; move gradually, cautiously, or so as not to attract notice: as, edge along this way.
    • n edge In poker, same as (and a substitution for) age, 13.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Compact discs read from the inside to the outside edge, the reverse of how a record works.
    • n Edge ej the border of anything: the brink: the cutting side of an instrument: something that wounds or cuts: sharpness of mind or appetite: keenness
    • v.t Edge to put an edge on: to place a border on: to exasperate: to urge on: to move by little and little
    • v.i Edge to move sideways
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  • Washington Irving
    “Temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.”
  • Marcus T. Cicero
    “So near is falsehood to truth that a wise man would do well not to trust himself on the narrow edge.”
  • William Carlos Williams
    William Carlos Williams
    “It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.”
  • Greg Norman
    Greg Norman
    “I'm a very intense person. When I go after something, I want to go after it with everything I have. I want to push myself to the edge.”
  • Eugene Sue
    Eugene Sue
    “Virtue often trips and falls over the sharp edge of poverty.”
  • Agnes Repplier
    “Edged tools are dangerous things to handle, and not infrequently do much hurt.”


Bleeding edge - Similar to 'cutting edge', this implies a technology or process that is at the forefront or beyond current practices. However, because it is unproven, it is often dangerous to use (hence the 'bleeding').
Cutting edge - Something that is cutting edge is at the forefront of progress in its area.
Double-edged sword - If someone uses an argument that could both help them and harm them, then they are using a double-edged sword sword; it cuts both ways.
Rough around the edges - If someone is rough around the edges, they haven't mastered something, though they show promise.
Rough edges - If something has rough edges, it is still not a finished product and not all of a uniform standard.
Take the edge off - To reduce the effect of something, usually something unpleasant.
Two-edged sword - If someone uses an argument that could both help them and harm them, then they are using a two-edged sword; it cuts both ways.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. eg, egge, AS. ecg,; akin to OHG. ekka, G. ecke, Icel. & Sw. egg, Dan. eg, and to L. acies, Gr. 'akh` point, Skr. açri, edge. √1. Cf. Egg (v. t.) Eager Ear spike of corn, Acute


In literature:

Timber covered it from edge to edge, but over to the left a keen eye could see a thinning of the foliage.
"Brand Blotters" by William MacLeod Raine
Large 8vo, cloth extra, gilt edges, 5/-; extra cloth, gilt, 2/6.
"The Girls of St. Olave's" by Mabel Mackintosh
The remaining eastern edge is the Wasatch Mountains; the remaining western edge is the Sierra.
"The Book of the National Parks" by Robert Sterling Yard
Quinton Edge straightened up and passed his lace-edged handkerchief across his lips.
"The Doomsman" by Van Tassel Sutphen
Finally, each segment is decked at the hinder edge with two spots of a fairly bright red.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
Near the edge of the glade, on the side opposite to that by which the hunter has come in, is a fallen tree.
"The Wild Huntress" by Mayne Reid
Soak the edge along one end of the blotter in paraffine (Index) for about 1/4 in.
"How Two Boys Made Their Own Electrical Apparatus" by Thomas M. (Thomas Matthew) St. John
The rim of the hat must reach out to the edges of your case and be tacked there.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
Finish the edge by turning down the spokes as in the edge of the mat, or bend them down flat with the edge of the basket.
"Construction Work for Rural and Elementary Schools" by Virginia McGaw
Thrown properly, the sharp-edged disk would slice into an opponent like a knife.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
She sat in silence on the edge of the bed while he lay there, brooding.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
Everything was in confusion, and all nerves on edge.
"Kings in Exile" by Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts
Extinguishing the lights, Peter slipped out on deck, leaned over the edge, and peered into the murk.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
Two steps forward and he would fall over the edge and be killed.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
Eject them quietly upon the fork and quickly deposit them upon the edge of the plate.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
The cigar-box wood should project a little over the edges to form a canopy.
"Boys' Book of Model Boats" by Raymond Francis Yates
Wet the edges of the crust, close it up well, make a few holes in the top, and bake it in a moderate oven.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
But we are only on its edge and things are different here.
"Partners of the Out-Trail" by Harold Bindloss
Bythewood, after dismounting, also walked down to the edge of the stream in full view.
"Cudjo's Cave" by J. T. Trowbridge
We never thought to run to the bluff's edge and clamber down the shelving, precipitous sides.
"The Price of the Prairie" by Margaret Hill McCarter

In poetry:

Edges of the world
Ever should be far;
Sand is not fair linen,
Rock a star.
"Desert Horizon" by Norman MacLeod
Seek ye no peace who tread the night;
I felt above my head
Blowing the cloud's edge, faces wry
In pale fury spread.
"The Kelso Road" by Frank Prewett
Sun with a mellower fall
Plot of your garden edges,
Slants through the house in hedges
Down through gaps in the wall.
"Visit" by Stefan Anton George
The word of Christ, our Lord,
With whom we have to do;
Is sharper than a two-edged sword,
To pierce the sinner through.
"The Word Quick And Powerful" by John Newton
It fell about the edge of dark,
Between the sun and moon,
The yeoman's son came home again
With the mire upon his shoon —
"The Yeoman's Son" by Cicely Fox Smith
A thicket of young pines arose,
Midway upon that frosty ground;
A shelter from the winds and snows,
And by its edge I found
"Under One Blanket" by James Barron Hope

In news:

Given the Sturm und Drang surrounding the economy and the financial markets over the past two years, it is tempting to believe that we are yet again on the edge of such a happy occasion.
The 7.5-mile course wound through meadows, woods, and the edges of the Catoctin Ridge.
Monday's Edge: This Edge needs some burping .
Lafayette edges Oxford in JV action.
Politics Bilbray edges out Busby .
But if the juxtaposition of the words "extreme" and "pumpkin" weren't already glee-inducing (that's what we like to see around the house — squash on the edge.
Redskins lived on the edge, but then fell off.
Marketers can gain an edge by supporting retailers' strategies.
COLUMBIA — Alina Rogers watched as her short putt wobbled across the green then off the outside edge of the cup.
We've been trained to be on the edge in fear of fiscal calamity .
Since 1824, a structure has been perched on the edge of Kilauea caldera to shelter visitors to the lava-strewn landscape.
Since we are on the edge of what could be a great harvest season for you, I would like to take a little time and give you some information on the importance of yield monitor calibration .
The HQView510 adds edge blending.
The HQView520 includes warp mapping and edge blending.
Our sandcastles and camping arena for the night was a high-top dune that overlooked the lakes edge.

In science:

Use the collapsing map G ։ G1 to put weights on the edges of G1 ; thus the weight on an edge of G1 is the sum of weights of the edges of G that map to that edge.
Semigroups, rings, and Markov chains
At each step, we keep track of such a vector xt and a set Et of edges, namely, the edges on which xt is random; all other edges will be colored 0.
The Randomness Recycler: A new technique for perfect sampling
Any vertex v = (b, p) of the tree (except the root) has one ingoing edge and 0, 1 or 2 outgoing edges, in the latter case the vertex is called binary, then two other vertices of these two edges are in the points (k, j ) and (b − k, p − j − 1).
Gibbs and Quantum Discrete Spaces
In fact, we are interested here not in the complete degree of the vertex reached by following an edge from A, but in the number of edges emerging from such a vertex other than the one we arrived along, since the latter edge only leads back to vertex A and so does not contribute to the number of second neighbours of A.
Random graphs as models of networks
Let us now define a subset T (Q) of edges of Q′ by two selection rules: • In each confluent face of Q, the edge that was added to form Q′ is selected. • For each simple face f of Q, an edge e is selected: let v be the vertex with maximal label in f, then e is the edge leaving v with f on its left.
Random Planar Lattices and Integrated SuperBrownian Excursion
We now construct a random graph Gπ = (V, Eπ ) having vertex set V and, for each e ∈ E, having exactly π (e) edges in parallel joining the endvertices of the edge e [the original edge e is itself removed].
The Random-Cluster Model
They are defined as statistical lattice models, for which the configuration maps σ go from the set of edges of the lattice to T = {0, 1}, where σ (e) = 1 iff the edge e is occupied by a loop edge.
Geometrically Constrained Statistical Models on Fixed and Random Lattices: From Hard Squares to Meanders
We begin by calculating the probability that no edge connects a source node with K outgoing edges and a target node with R incoming edges.
Subgraphs in random networks
The result now follows from the fact that every edge of Dn is an edge of at least one simplex and at most d! simplices of ˆDn—and each edge of a simplex of ˆDn is also an edge of the graph Dn .
Random Surfaces
Since a bad edge is the first or the last edge of the path, if e = (z, z ′ ) ∈ γ (x, y ) is a bad edge then we have either z ∈ B and x = z or z ′ ∈ B and z ′ = y .
Convergence to equilibrium for finite Markov processes, with application to the Random Energy Model
Recall that the number of possible partitions P of the 4r edges of our quadruple of circuits into |P | distinct groups of s-matching edges, with at least two edges in each group, is independent of n.
Spectral measure of large random Hankel, Markov and Toeplitz matrices
If the invariance conditions are fulfilled on the edge of the initial approximation, f # M, accurate to the k−th derivative in time, then the Newton method leads to the fact that after the (k + 1)−th iteration the edges of the manifold will be changed (the film tears off the edge).
Geometry of irreversibility: The film of nonequilibrium states
The network consists of an out-hub with ten outgoing edges, an in-hub with ten incoming edges, and ten nodes with one incoming edge and one outgoing edge each.
On the uniform generation of random graphs with prescribed degree sequences
For ϑ ∈ Tk, let eroot be the length of the unique edge connected to the root, and for e < eroot write ϑ − e for the tree with edge-lengths that has same skeleton and same edge-lengths as ϑ, but for the edge pointing outward the root which is assigned length eroot − e.
The genealogy of self-similar fragmentations with negative index as a continuum random tree
Therefore, the groupoid P is generated by the set of edges, although it is not freely generated, since composition of edges may produce new edges.
On the structure of the space of generalized connections