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Word: fringe

Definition: decorative edge of hanging threads; edge


Sentences Containing 'fringe'

The fluviatile trees next the shore are the slender eyelashes which fringe it, and the wooded hills and cliffs around are its overhanging brows.
Cato's half obliterated cellar hole still remains, though known to few, being concealed from the traveller by a fringe of pines.
He saw that he was on the highest point of the island, a statue on this vast pedestal of granite, nothing human appearing in sight, while the blue ocean beat against the base of the island, and covered it with a fringe of foam.
The junction of the bodice and drawers was entirely concealed by one of the many colored scarfs, whose brilliant hues and rich silken fringe have rendered them so precious in the eyes of Parisian belles.
What else was it possible to infer from what you said, you unkind creature, when you know as well as I do, that on his account only last quarter I wouldn't buy myself a new parasol, though that old green one is frayed the whole way up, and the fringe is perfectly mangy?
A flush stole over Miss Sutherland's face, and she picked nervously at the fringe of her jacket.
Her jacket was black, with black beads sewn upon it, and a fringe of little black jet ornaments.
The Boscombe Pool is thickly wooded round, with just a fringe of grass and of reeds round the edge.
We had driven several miles, and were beginning to get to the fringe of the belt of suburban villas, when he shook himself, shrugged his shoulders, and lit up his pipe with the air of a man who has satisfied himself that he is acting for the best.
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