watermark

[ waw-ter-mahrk, wot-er- ]SEE DEFINITION OF watermark
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WATERMARK

A white silk handkerchief, with a watermark, was chosen instead.

They held the envelope up to the light in order to discover a watermark.

The paper is white wove and has no watermark, and the stamps were not perforated.

It was the doubt I entertained of the faithfulness of this watermark.

The detection of this watermark fraud is simple and infallible.

There are a trio of furies, only male instead of female; the watermark of the paper is 1794.

As to the position of the watermark in the sheets, I believe it to be central.

This has for its watermark a Perch with a spray in its mouth.

The watermark of this is an Apple, with the initials W. M., as in the other two watermarks.

The sixpenny value was provided with a watermark as a safeguard.

WORD ORIGIN

1708, "distinctive mark on paper," from water (n.1) + mark (n.1). Cf. German wassermarke. Not produced by water, but probably so called because it looks like a wet spot. The verb is recorded from 1866.

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high-water mark

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