outer edge

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All along the streets, on both sides, at the outer edge of the brick sidewalks, stood locust trees with trunks protected by wooden boxing, and these furnished shade for summer and a sweet fragrancer in spring, when the clusters of buds came forth.
Goosal seemed to be running his fingers lightly over the outer edge of the door.
The rock capped a high cliff; a stone dropped from its outer edge would have fallen sheer downward one thousand feet to the tops of the pines.
Often it seemed he must fail and be thrown upon the beach, but at the end of half an hour he was beyond the outer edge of the surf and swimming strong, no longer diving, but topping the waves.
A log raft in the river invited him, and he seated himself on its outer edge and contemplated the dreary vastness of the stream, wish- ing, the while, that he could only be drowned, all at once and unconsciously, without undergoing the un- comfortable routine devised by nature.
asked Robert, seating himself on the outer edge of one of the steps and taking hold of the hammock rope which was fastened to the post.
Great fangs sunk into the carcass tearing away huge hunks, the mightiest of the apes obtaining the choicest morsels, while the weaker circled the outer edge of the fighting, snarling pack awaiting their chance to dodge in and snatch a dropped tidbit or filch a remaining bone before all was gone.
Bumble, moving his chair by little and little, soon began to diminish the distance between himself and the matron; and, continuing to travel round the outer edge of the circle, brought his chair, in time, close to that in which the matron was seated.
It crossed our range of view from the boat-house, and passed darkly along the outer edge of the mist.
More than once I saw a mule's hind foot cave over the outer edge and send earth and rubbish into the bottom abyss; and I noticed that upon these occasions the rider, whether male or female, looked tolerably unwell.
It lies ag'in the outer edge of old Kentuck, I reckon; though what the distance may be I never knew.
But no; with a quick upward movement of the left arm Sir Henry interposed his shield between himself and the axe, with the result that its outer edge was shorn away, the axe falling on his left shoulder, but not heavily enough to do any serious damage.