from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A special mark stamped on an article of gold or silver to indicate the year of manufacture.
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- verb mark with a date and place
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Unpleasant, but not dangerous, is another disease, the so-called "Bagdad date-mark," known elsewhere as the "Aleppo button," &c.