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Margarine Substitute (A)

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A mere imitation. Just as margarine is an imitation and substitute of butter.

Between a real etching and that margarine substitute a pen-and-ink drawing … the difference is this: the margarine substitute is essentially flat … but true etching is in sensible relief.”—Nineteenth Century, May 1891, p. 780.

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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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