mackle

mackle

[mak-uhl]
noun
1.
a blur in printing, as from a double impression.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), mackled, mackling.
2.
to blur, as from a double impression in printing.
Also, macule.


Origin:
1585–95; variant of earlier macle, makle; earlier macule macule

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mackle or macule1 (ˈmækəl, ˈmækjuːl)
 
n
printing a double or blurred impression caused by shifting paper or type
 
[C16: via French from Latin macula spot, stain]
 
macule or macule1
 
n
 
[C16: via French from Latin macula spot, stain]

mackle2 (ˈmækəl)
 
vb , mackles, mackled, mackling
dialect (Midland English) to mend hurriedly or in a makeshift way

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