deckle edge

the irregular, untrimmed edge of handmade paper, often used for ornamental effect in fine books and stationery, now often produced artificially on machine-made paper.
Also called deckle.

1870–75 Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
deckle edge
1.  the rough edge of handmade paper, caused by pulp seeping between the mould and the deckle: often left as ornamentation in fine books and writing papers
2.  a trimmed edge imitating this

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