work edge

work edge, face edge, working edge

In carpentry, the first edge to be planed smooth; the edge from which other edges are measured or trued.
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Having a range of wall and base units and work edge working surfaces, the kitchen has an extractor hood, washing machine point, a tumble dryer vent, and a double glazed window to the side and rear.
But since bass can be mobile along extensive plant beds, it often pays to work edges parallel with crankbaits or swimbaits to locate groups of fish or to pick off loners.
However, the history of sexuality often slides into the history of sexual policing and Bailey's work edges toward this position as well.