Revise

(2 syl.). The second proof-sheet submitted to an author or “reader.”

“I at length reached a vaulted room, ... and beheld, seated by a lamp and employed in reading a blotted revise ... the author of Waverley.” —Sir Walter Scott: Fortunes of Nigel (Introduction).

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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