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Re: Marque

To: Ric Johnson <>
Subject: Re: Marque
From: Simon Matthews <>
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2005 10:04:55 -0700
On 7/23/05, Ric Johnson <> wrote:

> Marquee: A roof like shelter above the entrance to a theater, usually
> containing the title of a currently featured play or film and pronounced 

In British english, "marquee" also means a large tent -- ok, here is a
dictionary definition:

"The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48"
Marquee Mar*quee", n. F. marquise, misunderstood as a plural;
   prob. orig., tent of the marchioness. See Marquis.
   A large field tent; esp., one adapted to the use of an
   officer of high rank. Written also markee.
   1913 Webster

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