from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In bookbinding: A rolling-tool used in gilding and decorating the edges of book-covers.
  • noun Ornament or decoration so produced on the edges of a book-cover.
  • To roll (a flat strip, as of steel) in a coil or helix around a cylindrical rod with the flat face of the strip perpendicular to the axis.
  • In bookbinding, to use an edge-roll.
  • In minting, to roll the edges of the blanks so as to produce a rim.


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