Definition of term:: Tidemark

  • A line on paper caused by its interaction with water. Increased global warming may result in more of this, especially if you live at the shore. Differs from a stain in that tidemark connotes a bookseller with a thesaurus.
French: Tidemark
German: Wasserrand
Source: What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources