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selvagee ‎(plural selvagees)

  1. (nautical) A skein or hank of rope yarns wound round with yarns or marline, used for stoppers, straps, etc.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.