Until the shooter is caught, journalists and bankers in Paris will be especially on edge.
And indeed, at the edge of the park, there was a bush with flowers.
Standing on the edge of the Burfell volcano, you realize what a fragile construct modern civilization is.
The D.C. debt debacle has markets on edge, ready to cash out.
Yet in a world where content has and continues to proliferate, what edge does Yahoo have?
It lies at the edge of the Indian country and tends to advance.
The edge of the garment was curiously wrought with golden palm leaves.
The blade was broad, with the edge of a razor and the point of a needle.
Looking around him, he at length, from the edge of the valley, descried Robert.
Well, then, isn't the edge of the water there chuck full of dead trees?
Old English ecg "corner, edge, point," also "sword" (cf. ecgplega, literally "edge play," ecghete, literally "edge hate," both used poetically for "battle"), from Proto-Germanic *agjo (cf. Old Frisian egg "edge;" Old Saxon eggia "point, edge;" Middle Dutch egghe, Dutch eg; Old Norse egg, see egg (v.); Old High German ecka, German Eck "corner"), from PIE root *ak- "sharp, pointed" (cf. Sanskrit asrih "edge," Latin acies, Greek akis "point;" see acrid).
Spelling development of Old English -cg to Middle English -gg to Modern English -dge represents a widespread shift in pronunciation. To get the edge on (someone) is U.S. colloquial, first recorded 1911. Edge city is from Joel Garreau's 1992 book of that name. Razor's edge as a perilous narrow path translates Greek epi xyrou akmes. To have (one's) teeth on edge is from late 14c., though "It is not quite clear what is the precise notion originally expressed in this phrase" [OED].
late 13c., "to give an edge to" (implied in past participle egged), from edge (n.). Meaning "to move edgeways (with the edge toward the spectator), advance slowly" is from 1620s, originally nautical. Meaning "to defeat by a narrow margin" is from 1953. The meaning "urge on, incite" (16c.) often must be a mistake for egg (v.). Related: Edged; edging.
have an edge on, have an edge on someone