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Edge Away

(To). To move away very gradually, as a ship moves from the edge of the shore. Often called egg. (Anglo-Saxon, ecg, an edge; ecg-clif, is a sea cliff.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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