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ledge


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ledge  \Ledge\  (l[e^]j),  n.  [Akin  to  AS  licgan  to  lie,  Icel. 
  liggja  cf  Icel.  l["o]gg  the  ledge  or  rim  at  the  bottom  of  a 
  cask.  See  {Lie}  to  be  prostrate.]  [Formerly  written  {lidge}.] 
  1.  A  shelf  on  which  articles  may  be  laid;  also  that  which 
  resembles  such  a  shelf  in  form  or  use  as  a  projecting 
  ridge  or  part  or  a  molding  or  edge  in  joinery. 
 
  2.  A  shelf,  ridge,  or  reef,  of  rocks. 
 
  3.  A  layer  or  stratum. 
 
  The  lowest  ledge  or  row  should  be  of  stone.  --Sir  H. 
  Wotton. 
 
  4.  (Mining)  A  lode;  a  limited  mass  of  rock  bearing  valuable 
  mineral. 
 
  5.  (Shipbuilding)  A  piece  of  timber  to  support  the  deck, 
  placed  athwartship  between  beams. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ledge 
  n  :  a  projecting  ridge  on  a  mountain  or  submerged  under  water 
  [syn:  {shelf}] 




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