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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MARGIN

But the margin has it "of thy servant," which does not agree with the person of the verb.

There is a limit to the best man's experience; a margin of error in the best man's judgment.

We went down to the margin, under the bank, and pursued our way along the stream.

In the margin of the register is written, “This was her funeral text.”

He perused the papers earnestly, making pencil-marks on the margin here and there.

In that MS. the lines are all written out to the margin, without any regard to the measure.

"Now they've found it," one would be certain, stopping the pencil on the margin.

By the margin of a pond that we passed a tall night-heron was standing on one leg.

Hence they may be employed in cleaning books which have been defaced by writing on the margin, without impairing the text.

The striations on the margin are deep and distinct, as in the Orange Amanita.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., "edge of a sea or lake;" late 14c., "space between a block of text and the edge of a page," from Latin marginem (nominative margo) "edge, brink, border, margin," from PIE *merg- "edge, border, boundary" (see mark (n.1)). General sense of "boundary space; rim or edge of anything" is from late 14c. Meaning "comfort allowance, cushion" is from 1851; margin of safety first recorded 1888. Stock market sense of "sum deposited with a broker to cover risk of loss" is from 1848. Related: Margins.

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