Ear"mark` (?), n.


A mark on the ear of sheep, oxen, dogs, etc., as by cropping or slitting.


A mark for identification; a distinguishing mark.

Money is said to have no earmark. Wharton.

Flying, he [a slave] should be described by the rounding of his head, and his earmark. Robynson (More's Utopia).

A set of intellectual ideas . . . have earmarks upon them, no tokens of a particular proprietor. Burrow.


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Ear"mark`, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Earmarked (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Earmarking.]

To mark, as sheep, by cropping or slitting the ear.


© Webster 1913.