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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LABEL

Did you notice you could read every letter in the label on that ham?

Then label the cans, so that no mistake will be made as to their contents.

"I wonder if you have noticed something," she said, eyes on the label.

Down on your knees and tear off the label from the wrong side of another carpet!

Except for the label, the "Finest Columbia Salmon" was ready for the market.

Then the neighbors heard of the mysterious guest, and dropped in, to place and label him.

"You have found out all about it," said Jennie, as she finished reading the label.

As she did so, she saw something on the dressing-table with a label attached to it.

Obviously, it is not desirable or worth while to label a poor grade of grapes.

When the new back is dry (not before) the label may be pasted on to it.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "narrow band or strip of cloth" (oldest use is as a technical term in heraldry), from Old French label, lambel "ribbon, fringe worn on clothes" (13c., Modern French lambeau "strip, rag, shred, tatter"), possibly from Frankish *labba or some other Germanic source (cf. Old High German lappa "flap"), from Proto-Germanic *lapp- (see lap (n.)).

Later "dangling strip of cloth or ribbon used as an ornament in dress," "strip attached to a document to hold a seal" (both early 15c.), and with a general meaning "tag, sticker, slip of paper" (1670s). Meaning "circular piece of paper in the center of a gramophone record" (1907), containing information about the recorded music, led to meaning "a recording company" (1947).

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