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mackle

[mak-uh l] /ˈmæk əl/
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
1585-1595
1585-95; variant of earlier macle, makle; earlier macule macule
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British Dictionary definitions for mackle

mackle1

/ˈmækəl/
noun
1.
(printing) a double or blurred impression caused by shifting paper or type
Word Origin
C16: via French from Latin macula spot, stain

mackle2

/ˈmækəl/
verb (transitive) mackles, mackled, mackling
1.
(Midland English, dialect) to mend hurriedly or in a makeshift way
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