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Ledge

Ledge

1. A shelf on which articles may be laid; also, that which resembles such a shelf in form or use, as a projecting ridge or part, or a molding or edge in joinery.

2. A shelf, ridge, or reef, of rocks.

3. A layer or stratum. The lowest ledge or row should be of stone. (Sir H. Wotton)

4. (Science: chemical) a lode; a limited mass of rock bearing valuable mineral.

5. A piece of timber to support the deck, placed athwartship between beams.

Origin: akin to as. Licgan to lie, Icel. Liggja; cf. Icel. Logg the ledge or rim at the bottom of a cask. See lie to be prostrate] [Formerly written lidge.


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Help ID Pesky Fungi Growing in Water

... of the stuff in the cellar but it always comes back. I live on an island off the coast of Maine and almost all homes out here are built on granite ledge and water tends to flow through the cracks in the granite and most cellars here have some water in them. The sheep drink the water and don't show ...

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