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ledge

1. a ridge of rock that lies beneath the surface of the sea
2. a narrow shelflike rock projection on a cliff or mountain

ledge

[lej]
(building construction)
A horizontal timber on the back of a batten door or on a framed and braced door.
(engineering)
A raised edge or molding.
A narrow shelf projecting from the side of a vertical structure.
A horizontal timber that supports the put-logs of scaffolding.
(geology)
A narrow, shelflike ridge or rock protrusion, much longer than high, and usually horizontal, formed in a rock wall or on a cliff face.
A ridge of rocks found underwater, especially one near a shore or connected with and bordering a shore.
(metallurgy)
In-gate for a foundry mold.
(mining engineering)
A mining quarry exposure.
An outcrop associated with a mineral deposit.

ledge

1. A small projecting member or molding.
2. A wood member across a number of boards to hold them together.
3. An unframed member which stiffens a board, or a series of boards or battens.
4.See bedrock.
References in classic literature ?
Nor did the mighty beast even pause in his steady advance along the ledge.
Not caring to venture back into the canyon, where I might fall prey either to the cave bear or the Sagoths I continued on along the ledge, believing that by following around the mountain I could reach the land of Sari from another direction.
Pausing upon the brink of the ledge I upbraided myself for what now seemed to me wholly unwarranted apprehension.
He stepped aside to the ledge where the vine leaves yet lay strewn about, collected two or three, and stood wiping his hands upon them, with his back to the light.
Still, in his captivity, like a lower animal--like some impatient ape, or roused bear of the smaller species--the prisoner, now left solitary, had jumped upon the ledge, to lose no glimpse of this departure.
Then, crouching down, he rested the end of the barrel upon the ledge of the open window, and I saw his long moustache droop over the stock and his eye gleam as it peered along the sights.
I don't think I have had the pleasure of seeing you since you favoured me with those attentions as I lay on the ledge above the Reichenbach Fall.
When we were in Switzerland he followed us with Moriarty, and it was undoubtedly he who gave me that evil five minutes on the Reichenbach ledge.
He awoke in his right mind, lying on his back on a rocky ledge.
He picked his way from muskeg to muskeg, and followed the other man's footsteps along and across the rocky ledges which thrust like islets through the sea of moss.
The bull snorted and leaped away, his hoofs rattling and clattering as he fled across the ledges.
The ledge, where I placed my candle, had a few mildewed books piled up in one corner; and it was covered with writing scratched on the paint.