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deckle edge

[‚dek·ə′l ej]
(materials)
The unfinished edge of paper having a characteristic appearance as a result of leakage under the frame (deckle) in which the paper is made; handmade paper has a deckle edge on all four sides, machine-made paper only on two sides.
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For Ginsberg, Coach House Press also offered images of a train half-toned behind his words; for Dorn, Frontier Press provided two-color letterpress printing, deckle-edged covers, and hand-sewn binding.
and shadow, deckle-edged, bluer than air--there's no help anywhere--you no longer know how to listen.