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

  • n. Printing A notation or figure in the margin of a printed sheet indicating the press on which it was printed.
  • n. Chiefly British A notation in or on a book indicating where it should be placed in a library.

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  • n. a mark consisting of characters written on a book; used to indicate shelf location

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