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 for fringe
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fringe \Fringe\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fringed (fr[i^]njd); p.
     pr. & vb. n. Fringing.]
     To adorn the edge of with a fringe or as with a fringe.
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           Precipices fringed with grass.           -- Bryant.
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     Fringing reef. See Coral reefs, under Coral.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fringe \Fringe\ (fr[i^]nj), n. [OF, fringe, F. frange, prob. fr.
     L. fimbria fiber, thread, fringe, cf. fibra fiber, E. fiber,
     fimbriate.]
     1. An ornamental appendage to the border of a piece of stuff,
        originally consisting of the ends of the warp, projecting
        beyond the woven fabric; but more commonly made separate
        and sewed on, consisting sometimes of projecting ends,
        twisted or plaited together, and sometimes of loose
        threads of wool, silk, or linen, or narrow strips of
        leather, or the like.
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     2. Something resembling in any respect a fringe; a line of
        objects along a border or edge; a border; an edging; a
        margin; a confine.
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              The confines of grace and the fringes of repentance.
                                                    --Jer. Taylor.
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     3. (Opt.) One of a number of light or dark bands, produced by
        the interference of light; a diffraction band; -- called
        also interference fringe.
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     4. (Bot.) The peristome or fringelike appendage of the
        capsules of most mosses. See Peristome.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  fringe
      n 1: the outside boundary or surface of something [syn:
           periphery, fringe, outer boundary]
      2: a part of the city far removed from the center; "they built a
         factory on the outskirts of the city" [syn: outskirt,
         fringe]
      3: one of the light or dark bands produced by the interference
         and diffraction of light [syn: fringe, interference
         fringe]
      4: a social group holding marginal or extreme views; "members of
         the fringe believe we should be armed with guns at all times"
      5: a border of hair that is cut short and hangs across the
         forehead [syn: bang, fringe]
      6: an ornamental border consisting of short lengths of hanging
         threads or tassels
      v 1: adorn with a fringe; "The weaver fringed the scarf"
      2: decorate with or as if with a surrounding fringe; "fur
         fringed the hem of the dress"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  129 Moby Thesaurus words for "fringe":
     adjoin, apparent, bang, bangs, bank, beading, befringe, bind,
     binding, board, border, bordering, bordure, bound, boundary,
     bounds, brim, brink, brow, circumference, coast, cortex, cortical,
     covering, crust, decoration, define, edge, edging, enframe,
     envelope, epidermic, epidermis, exomorphic, exterior, external,
     extrinsic, facade, face, facet, featheredge, fetlock, fimbria,
     fimbriation, flange, fleck, flock, flounce, forelock, frame, frill,
     frilling, front, furbelow, galloon, hem, integument, labellum,
     labium, labrum, lap, ledge, limb, limbus, limits, line, lineaments,
     lip, list, march, marches, marge, margin, marginate, motif, open,
     ornament, out, outer, outer face, outer layer, outer side,
     outer skin, outermost, outline, outlying, outmost, outside,
     outskirts, outstanding, outward, outward-facing, perimeter,
     peripheral, periphery, public, purfle, purl, quiff, ragged edge,
     rickrack, rim, rind, roundabout, ruche, ruff, ruffle, seeming,
     selvage, set off, shell, shore, side, sideline, skin, skirt,
     skirting, superficial, superficies, superstratum, surface,
     surround, top, trim, trimming, tuft, valance, verge, welt
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  FRINGE
  
     C. Katz, GE, 1961.  Subcomponent of GE-255 GECOM system.
     Sorting and merging of data, reports and file maintenance.
  

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