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 Notation or Notes.Note of Hand (A). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Notch.
 
Out of all notch. Out of all bounds. The allusion is to the practice of fitting timber: the piece which is to receive the other is notched upon; the one to fit into the notch is said to be notched down.   1
 


 Notation or Notes.Note of Hand (A). 

 
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