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mark

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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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.
My grandsire,'' said Hubert, ``drew a good bow at the battle of Hastings, and never shot at such a mark in his life and neither will I.
I think even now that I might hit any large and goodly mark with a bow like this.
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 .
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.
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.
Marks, who was anxiously and with much fidgeting compounding a tumbler of punch to his own peculiar taste, occasionally looked up from his employment, and, poking his sharp nose and chin almost into Haley's face, gave the most earnest heed to the whole narrative.
bout the greatest mod'rn improvement I knows on,"--and Marks patronized his joke by a quiet introductory sniggle.
Also, I beg that these experimenters, or others, will set their fingers upon another pane, and add again the marks of the accused, but not placing them in the same order or relation to the other signatures as before--for, by one chance in a million, a person might happen upon the right marks by pure guesswork, ONCE, therefore I wish to be tested twice.
Here are A's finger marks, taken at the age of five months.