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n. a dupe; a victim selected for a theft or a swindle. (Underworld.) I bumped the mark on the shoulder, and he put his hand on his wallet just like always.
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'bout the greatest mod'rn improvement I knows on,"--and Marks patronized his joke by a quiet introductory sniggle.
"That ar's what ye may call emphasis," said Marks, poking Haley in the side, and going into another small giggle.
I will ask the jury to take these large pantograph facsimilies of A's marked five months and seven months.
"Now examine this pantograph, taken at eight months, and also marked A.
``And now,'' said Locksley, ``I will crave your Grace's permission to plant such a mark as is used in the North Country; and welcome every brave yeoman who shall try a shot at it to win a smile from the bonny lass he loves best.''
``For his own part,'' he said, ``and in the land where he was bred, men would as soon take for their mark King Arthur's round-table, which held sixty knights around it.
“Look this a-way, Billy Kirby,” said Leather-Stocking, and let them clear the mark, and I’ll show you a man who’s made better shots afore now, and that when he’s been hard pressed by the savages and wild beasts,”
The boys rushed to the mark, and lifted the turkey on high, lifeless, and with nothing but the remnant of a head.
"There is a mark yonder on the hill," said he; "mayhap you can discern it."
A roar of applause burst from the crossbowmen; but at the instant that the bolt struck its mark old Johnston, who had stood listlessly with arrow on string, bent his bow and sped a shaft through the body of the falcon.
Very far to the west an elongated blur of red, low down, shows us the North Banks Mark Boat.
Between the upper and lower levels--5000 and 7000, hints the Mark Boat--we may perhaps bolt through if ...
To sum up, it is a distinctive mark of substance, that, while remaining numerically one and the same, it is capable of admitting contrary qualities, the modification taking place through a change in the substance itself.
"'Tis well, my son, and even as I myself would have it; together we shall ride out, and where we ride a trail of blood shall mark our way.
Here was a chance of reading that domestic bit about the child which I had marked on the day of Mr.