Talk:wedge

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Why it is said that the "shorter the wedge,easier it is to cut the wood? —This comment was unsigned.

No idea. - -sche (discuss) 09:26, 23 March 2012 (UTC)

RFV discussion: January–February 2012[edit]

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wedge

RfV for the typographic sense = háček, caron. It has been listed as a synonym in our entry for háček since I added it in December 2007, when I added it from the list of alternative names given in w:Caron (wedge was added to háček, caron, inverted circumflex, and inverted hat by an anonymous editor in April 2006); I added this sense to wedge just now, so as to open this verification request for it. — Raifʻhār Doremítzwr ~ (U · T · C) ~ 19:50, 19 January 2012 (UTC)

I found this 1996 quot. which supports that typographic sense. Also, the ninth nominal sense given by Dictionary.com for wedge is "haček." — Raifʻhār Doremítzwr ~ (U · T · C) ~ 19:50, 7 February 2012 (UTC)
I added two more quotations (1982, 1999) under that sense. I also added a {{US}} tag because, whilst it seems to be pretty common in US usage, it's nowhere to be seen in UK sources (an assertion supported by a glance at which dictionaries include the relevant sense of wedge, for which see háček#Dictionary notes). In my opinion, this sense is now verified. — Raifʻhār Doremítzwr ~ (U · T · C) ~ 03:31, 10 February 2012 (UTC)

RFV passed. — Raifʻhār Doremítzwr ~ (U · T · C) ~ 09:08, 18 February 2012 (UTC)