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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small mark or sketch engraved in the margin of a plate to indicate its stage of development prior to completion.
  • n. A print or proof from a plate carrying such a mark.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A small design etched on the margin of a plate and supposed to be removed after the earliest proofs have been taken; also, any feature distinguishing a particular stage of the plate.
  • A print or proof so distinguished; -- commonly called a Remarque proof.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See remark, 4.

Etymologies

French, from remarquer, to remark; see remark.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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