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Misquotation  n.  Erroneous or inaccurate quotation.

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"Misquotation" Quotes from Famous Books

... celebrated improver, for giving greatness of character to a place, and showing an undivided extent of property, by placing the family arms on the neighbouring milestones, the improver retorted on him with a charge of misquotation, misrepresentation, and malice prepense. Mr Knight, in the preface to the second edition of his poem, quotes the improver's words:—"The market-house, or other public edifice, or even a mere stone with distances, may bear the arms of the family:" and adds:—"By a mere stone with distances, ...
— Headlong Hall • Thomas Love Peacock

Words linked to "Misquotation" :   citation, quote

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