- a distinguishing mark or peculiarity indicating a particular stage of a plate.
- a small sketch engraved in the margin of a plate, and usually removed after a number of early proofs have been printed.
- a plate so marked.
Origin of remarque
From French, dating back to 1880–85; see origin at remark
[ri-mahrk; German ruh-mahrk]
- E·rich Ma·ri·a [er-ik muh-ree-uh; German ey-rikh mah-ree-ah] /ˈɛr ɪk məˈri ə; German ˈeɪ rɪx mɑˈri ɑ/, 1898–1970, German novelist in the U.S.
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Examples from the Web for remarque
Remarque laments a generation where even the survivors are psychically mangled.David's Book Club: Storm of Steel
July 18, 2012
That, indeed, there should be no margin on the proof to receive such "Remarque."The Gentle Art of Making Enemies
James McNeill Whistler
Later on will be printed 100 remarque proofs on Japan paper and 500 on Holland paper.
The remarque usually consists in leaving unfinished some little detail in an out-of-the-way corner of the plate.A Treatise on Etching
On remarque chez lui une imagination souple et vive, une constante aspiration la force, la noblesse, la majest.Masters of French Music
- 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
- a plate so marked
- a print or proof from a plate so marked
C19: from French; see remark
- 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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