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fringe (not comparable)
- Outside the mainstream.
outside the mainstream
fringe (plural fringes)
- A decorative border.
- the fringe of a picture
- A marginal or peripheral part.
- Jeremy Taylor
- the confines of grace and the fringes of repentance
2011 September 29, Jon Smith, “Tottenham 3 - 1 Shamrock Rovers”, BBC Sport:
- Dos Santos, who has often been on the fringes at Spurs since moving from Barcelona, whipped in a fantastic cross that Pavlyuchenko emphatically headed home for his first goal of the season.
- Jeremy Taylor
- Those members of a political party, or any social group, holding unorthodox views.
- The periphery of a town or city.
- He lives in the fringe of London.
- That part of the hair that hangs down above the eyes; bangs.
- Her fringe is so long it covers her eyes.
- 1915, W.S. Maugham, "Of Human Bondage":
- In a few minutes Mrs. Athelny appeared. She had taken her hair out of the curling pins and now wore an elaborate fringe.
- 1981, Hilda Doolittle, HERmione, page 155,
- Fayne in the photograph had a fringe, hair frizzed over hidden ears, sleeves over-ornate, the whole thing out of keeping.
- 2007, Lauraine Snelling, Sophie's Dilemma, page 16,
- Ingeborg knew she wasn′t ready for fringes or short hair like some of the women she′d seen, and she hoped her daughter wasn′t either.
- “No.” Astrid′s tone dismissed Sophie and the fringe as she galloped off to a new topic.
- 2009, Geraldine Biddle-Perry, Sarah Cheang, Hair: Styling, Culture and Fashion, page 231,
- Set against the seductive visual and textual imagery of these soft-focus fantasy worlds, the stock list details offer the reader a very real solution to achieving the look themselves, ‘Hair, including coloured fringes (obtainable from Joseph, £3.50) by Paul Nix’ (Baker 1972a: 68).
- (physics) A light or dark band formed by the diffraction of light.
- interference fringe
- Non-mainstream theatre.
- The Fringe; Edinburgh Fringe; Adelaide Fringe
- The peristome or fringe-like appendage of the capsules of most mosses.
the periphery of a city
part of the hair
light or dark band formed by the diffraction of light
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- (transitive) To decorate with fringe.
- (transitive) To serve as a fringe.
to decorate with fringe