(lj), n. [Akin to AS. licgan to lie, Icel. liggja; cf. Icel. lgg the ledge or rim at the bottom of a cask. See Lie to be prostrate.]
[Formerly written lidge.]
1. A shelf on which articles may be laid; also, that which resembles such a shelf in form or use, as a projecting ridge or part, or a molding or edge in joinery.
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2. A shelf, ridge, or reef, of rocks.
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3. A layer or stratum.
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The lowest ledge or row should be of stone.
Sir H. Wotton.
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4. (Mining) A lode; a limited mass of rock bearing valuable mineral.
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5. (Shipbuilding) A piece of timber to support the deck, placed athwartship between beams.
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