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plate mark

noun
1.
2.
a mark made on paper by the edge of an intaglio plate during printing.
Origin of plate mark
1855-1860
1855-60
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  • The smartest, at present, is that with a raised margin—or plate mark.

    Etiquette Emily Post
  • The lines shown on the plate mark the grooves which cross the shell, and are slightly darker in shade than the ridges.

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