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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Edge \Edge\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Edged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Edging}.]

1. To furnish with an edge as a tool or weapon; to sharpen.

To edge her champion's sword. --Dryden.

2. To shape or dress the edge of, as with a tool.

3. 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. --Pope.

4. To make sharp or keen, figuratively; to incite; to exasperate; to goad; to urge or egg on. [Obs.]

By such reasonings, the simple were blinded, and the malicious edged. --Hayward.

5. To move by little and little or cautiously, as by pressing forward edgewise; as, edging their chairs forwards. --Locke.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Edging \Edg"ing\, noun

1. That which forms an edge or border, as the fringe, trimming, etc., of a garment, or a border in a garden. --Dryden.

2. The operation of shaping or dressing the edge of anything, as of a piece of metal.

{Edging machine}, a machine tool with a revolving cutter, for dressing edges, as of boards, or metal plates, to a pattern or templet.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

edging

noun

1: border consisting of anything placed on the edge to finish something (such as a fringe on clothing or on a rug)


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