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Ear-marked

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Marked so as to be recognised. The allusion is to marking cattle and sheep on the ear, by which they may be readily recognised.        

“The increase [of these wild cattle] were duly branded and ear-marked each year.”—Nineteenth Century (May, 1893), p. 789.


“The late president [Balmaceda] took on board a large quantity of silver, which had been earmarked for a particular purpose.”—Newspaper paragraph, Sept. 4, 1891.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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