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used in Oryx and Crake

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politics:  congressional instructions (often never voted upon) specifying how funds should be spent

or (more generally):  give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause
  • He'd snared a summer job at the Martha Graham library, going through old books and earmarking them for destruction while deciding which should remain on earth in digital form, but he lost this post halfway through its term because he couldn't bear to throw anything out.
    p. 241.5

There are no more uses of "earmark" in Oryx and Crake.

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