Talk:valence

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Homograph - bed thing?[edit]

Apparently, my phonetics book says there is a homograph to the linguistics/chemistry sense - it would mean the side or the edge of the bed...Is anyone familiar with that? The first syllable would then differ - the linguistics sense would be pronounced with a 'hey' sound, the bed sense would be pronounced with a 'cat' sound.zigzig20s 15:58, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

I figured it out, it's the fringes on a blanket. I'll add it. (I would be interested in finding more proof than my phonetics book though.) zigzig20s 02:58, 28 January 2007 (UTC)
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valence[edit]

Rfv-sense: fringes on a blanket. This should be an alternative spelling of valance, right? Valance does not have this specific meaning, afaict. DCDuring Holiday Greetings! 02:45, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

Either that or a misspelling. --EncycloPetey 04:25, 12 January 2009 (UTC)
Some dictionaries have it as alternative. I'm wondering whether there is some regional difference. DCDuring Holiday Greetings! 15:51, 12 January 2009 (UTC)
Or a confusion between the almost identical spellings and perhaps pronunciations. An etymology for valance might help. Pingku 17:06, 30 January 2009 (UTC)

RFV failed, sense removed. Note that DCDuring, shortly after starting this discussion, added a {{alternative spelling of|valance}} sense, which I am not removing. If anyone wishes that sense gone, please feel free to RFV or RFD it. —RuakhTALK 22:01, 12 July 2010 (UTC)