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fore-edge

Syllabification: fore-edge
Pronunciation: /ˈfôrˌej
 
/
(also fore edge)

Definition of fore-edge in English:

noun

technical
The outer vertical edge of the pages of a book.
Example sentences
  • Fore-edge paintings are watercolour decorations, painted on the ends of the pages of the fore-edge of a book.
  • The edge of a book furthest from its back strip is the fore-edge and they can come uncut (pages that are stuck and need to be cut open) or untrimmed (the fore-edges of pages deliberately left uneven).
  • For sometime now I've been delighting in hardback books with untrimmed fore-edges - making the book look and feel old; wonderful and priceless to the touch.

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