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1. A small mark or sketch engraved in the margin of a plate to indicate its stage of development prior to completion.
2. A print or proof from a plate carrying such a mark.
[French, from remarquer, to remark; see remark.]
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1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a mark in the margin of an engraved plate to indicate the stage of production of the plate. It is removed before the plate is finished
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a plate so marked
3. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a print or proof from a plate so marked
[C19: from French; see remark]
(Biography) Erich Maria (ˈeːrɪç maˈriːa). 1898–1970, US novelist, born in Germany, noted for his novel of World War I, All Quiet on the Western Front (1929)
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1. a distinguishing mark indicating a particular stage of an engraved plate.
2. a small sketch engraved in the margin of a plate, and usu. removed after a number of early proofs have been printed.
3. a plate so marked.
[1880–85; < French; see remark]
Erich Maria, 1898–1970, German novelist, in the U.S. after 1939.
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