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mack·le

 (măk′əl) also mac·ule (măk′yo͞ol′)
n.
A blurred or double impression in printing.
v. mack·led, mack·ling, mack·les also mac·uled or mac·ul·ing or mac·ules
v.tr.
To blur or double (a printed impression).
v.intr.
To become blurred.

[Middle English macule, spot, from Old French, from Latin macula.]

mackle

(ˈmækəl) or

macule

n
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing a double or blurred impression caused by shifting paper or type
[C16: via French from Latin macula spot, stain]

mackle

(ˈmækəl)
vb (tr) , mackles, mackled or mackling
dialect Midland English to mend hurriedly or in a makeshift way
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Noun1.mackle - a printed impression that is blurred or doubledmackle - a printed impression that is blurred or doubled
printing, impression - all the copies of a work printed at one time; "they ran off an initial printing of 2000 copies"