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"There is no passion in nature so demoniacally impatient, as that of him who, shuddering upon the edge of a precipice, thus meditates a Plunge. To indulge, for a moment, in any attempt at thought, is to be inevitably lost; for reflection but urges us to forbear, and therefore it is, I say, that we cannot." --"The Imp of the Perverse" (1845) by Edgar Allan Poe

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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  1. The boundary line of a surface.
  2. A one-dimensional face of a polytope. In particular, the joining line between two vertices of a polygon; the place where two faces of a polyhedron meet.
  3. An advantage (as have the edge on)
  4. The thin cutting side of the blade of an instrument; as, the edge of an ax, knife, sword, or scythe. Hence, figuratively, that which cuts as an edge does, or wounds deeply, etc.
    He which hath the sharp sword with two edges. Rev. ii. 12.
    Slander, \ Whose edge is sharper than the sword. William Shakespeare
  5. Any sharp terminating border; a margin; a brink; extreme verge; as, the edge of a table, a precipice.
    Upon the edge of yonder coppice. William Shakespeare
    In worst extremes, and on the perilous edge \ Of battle. John Milton.
    Pursue even to the very edge of destruction. Sir W. Scott.
  6. Sharpness; readiness or fitness to cut; keenness; intenseness of desire.
    The full edge of our indignation. Sir W. Scott.
    Death and persecution lose all the ill that they can have, if we do not set an edge upon them by our fears and by our vices. Jeremy Taylor
  7. The border or part adjacent to the line of division; the beginning or early part; as, in the edge of evening. "On the edge of winter." John Milton.




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