from The Century Dictionary.

  • To note or enter on the margin; margin.
  • noun A margin.
  • noun Gloss; marginal comment.
  • Marginal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb obsolete To enter or note down upon the margin of a page; to margin.
  • noun obsolete A margin; border; brink; edge.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun obsolete margin; edge


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  • Thus Dr. (afterwards Archbishop) Bancroft, who frequently quotes this suppressed edition, says, -- "If euer you meete with the Historie of the Church of Scotland, penned by Maister Knox, and printed by Vautrouillier: reade the pages quoted here in the margent."

    The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6) John Knox

  • He beginneth not with obscure definitions, which must blur the margent with interpretations, and load the memory with doubtfulness: but he cometh to you with words sent in delightful proportion, either accompanied with, or prepared for the well enchanting skill of music; and with a tale forsooth he cometh unto you: with a tale which holdeth children from play, and old men from the chimney corner.

    English literary criticism Various

  • These wordes then we thought it far better to keepe in the text, and to tel their signification in the margent or in a table for that purpose, then to disgrace bothe the text and them with translating them.

    The Bible, Douay-Rheims, Complete Anonymous

  • I knew you must be edified by the margent, ere you had done.

    Act V. Scene II. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark 1914

  • Then down beside its margent in the crusty snow she kneels,

    Songs of Childhood Walter De la Mare 1914

  • In conclusion, there is nothing else to be done, but that thou only endeavour to name those names, or to touch those histories, in thine own, which I have here related, and leave the adding of annotations and citations unto me; for I do promise thee that I will both fill up the margent, and also spend four or five sheets of advantage at the end of the book.

    The Author’s Preface to the Reader 1909

  • A good, brave man hath walked aforetime on your margent, himself as bright, and usefull, and delightsome as you, sweet river.

    The World's Greatest Books — Volume 06 — Fiction Various 1909

  • Is it in the glade or the thicket, or on the margent of the rill?

    The Coming of Cuculain Standish O'Grady 1887

  • Then he saw the maiden come along the forest glade by the margent of the stream, her basket filled and over-flowing with flowers.

    The Coming of Cuculain Standish O'Grady 1887

  • He sighed, and as they walked by the violet margent of the evening waves, he offered up in silence an earnest prayer that Daubeny might live.

    St. Winifred's, or The World of School 1867


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  • Sweet Echo, sweetest Nymph that livst unseen

    Within thy airy shell

    By slow Meander's margent green ...

    Milton, Comus

    December 16, 2006

  • When parties set out to augment

    They'll boast that they have a large tent,

    But under that big top

    The clowning is nonstop

    To flatter the crazy margent.

    September 17, 2016