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Synonyms for fringe

Synonyms for fringe

a fairly narrow line or space forming a boundary

the periphery of a city or town

to put or form a border on

Synonyms for fringe

the outside boundary or surface of something

a part of the city far removed from the center

one of the light or dark bands produced by the interference and diffraction of light

a social group holding marginal or extreme views

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a border of hair that is cut short and hangs across the forehead

an ornamental border consisting of short lengths of hanging threads or tassels

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decorate with or as if with a surrounding fringe

References in classic literature ?
The features in the scenery of the Andes which struck me most, as contrasted with the other mountain chains with which I am acquainted, were, -- the flat fringes sometimes expanding into narrow plains on each side of the valleys, -- the bright colours, chiefly red and purple, of the utterly bare and precipitous hills of porphyry, the grand and continuous wall-like dykes, -- the plainly- divided strata which, where nearly vertical, formed the picturesque and wild central pinnacles, but where less inclined, composed the great massive mountains on the outskirts of the range, -- and lastly, the smooth conical piles of fine and brightly coloured detritus, which sloped up at a high angle from the base of the mountains, sometimes to a height of more than 2000 feet.
Above, the sky would be of a cold blue colour, save for a fringe of flame-coloured streaks on the horizon that kept turning ever paler and paler; and when the moon had come out there would be wafted through the limpid air the sounds of a frightened bird fluttering, of a bulrush rubbing against its fellows in the gentle breeze, and of a fish rising with a splash.
Finally Governor Belcher gave the chair a cushion of blue damask, with a rich golden fringe.
The speaker was a broadly-built man, whose large, flat, pale face was bounded on the North by a fringe of hair, on the East and West by a fringe of whisker, and on the South by a fringe of beard--the whole constituting a uniform halo of stubbly whitey-brown bristles.
The colours of the curtains and their fringe - the tints of crimson and gold - appear everywhere in profusion, and determine the character of the room.
This took his fancy, for it was ornamented with feathers and a fringe, and so the ape hung about Mugambi's boma, waiting an opportunity to seize either by stealth or might some object of the black's apparel.
Dainty sandals encased her feet, while a wimple of violet silk bordered in gold fringe, lay becomingly over her head and shoulders.
At one side was a barrowman with a load of walnuts, and beside the barrow a bedraggled woman with a black fringe and a chequered shawl thrown over her head.
Suddenly, however, a pair of arms closed round his neck, and glancing backwards he caught a glimpse of the black coarse fringe of the woman whom he had befriended, "I've got him
In front stood the bow-men, ten deep, with a fringe of under-officers, who paced hither and thither marshalling the ranks with curt precept or short rebuke.
My sweet bird," said Sir Nigel, "I am right loth to part from you, but we are now at the fringe of the forest, and it is not right that I should take the chatelaine too far from her trust.
He did not like the openness of it, yet his path lay across to the fringe of trees that marked the banks of the stream.
The stream is brimful now, and lies high in this little withy plantation, and half drowns the grassy fringe of the croft in front of the house.
Fringes only veer from stylish to suburban school run when the bulk of the fringe is too wide and begins curling round like a bowl, says Jordan.
The finished length of the sash should result in the bottoms of the fringes ending between mid-calf and the ankle.