tearstain

tear·stain

 (tîr′stān′)
n.
A track or mark left by tears.

tear′-stained′ adj.

tearstain

(ˈtɪərˌsteɪn)
n
(Biology) a stain or streak left by tears, esp on a cat or dog
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Tearstains on a letter, writes Roland Barthes, are the "truest of messages" since the lover gives of her body, not only of her speech (Lover's Discourse 182).
The letter should be written in Troilus's own hand, and a few tearstains would immeasurably enhance its rhetoric.