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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Definitions for mackle

  1. to blur, as from a double impression in printing.
  2. a blur in printing, as from a double impression.

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Citations for mackle
Her arms were mackled red like a measles sufferer from being pricked and scraped with the cut grass ends, and she had a big blood-filled blister in the web of skin between her thumb and forefinger. Charles Frazier, Cold Mountain, 1997
Who can peruse, with satisfaction, a letter written in villainous, unreadable characters, or a book with many of its pages torn out and others mutilated, or a newspaper with its columns mackled, monked, and friared? Samuel Kirkham, An Essay on Elocution, 1834
Origin of mackle
1585-1595
Mackle is a variant of the Latin word macula meaning "spot, blemish."
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