literal error


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Noun1.literal error - a mistake in printed matter resulting from mechanical failures of some kindliteral error - a mistake in printed matter resulting from mechanical failures of some kind
mistake, error - part of a statement that is not correct; "the book was full of errors"
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The use of the 300-word paragraph in essays continues to look out of place-and then there's the odd literal error. In more than 50 years of Timeform publications, literals can seldom have come odder than the one which sees Limestone Lad's regular hurdles jockey Shane McGovern transformed into Shane McGowan.
Literal errors abound and a look at some of the top riders is undermined by missing photographs of Paul Cashman and Brian Hassett-and blank spaces in their place.