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fore-edge Line breaks: fore-edge
Pronunciation: /ˈfɔːrɛdʒ/

Definition of fore-edge in English:


The outer vertical edge of the pages of a book: [as modifier]: fore-edge paintings had been put on books for centuries
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  • 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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