Our branch of that great family, I confess, bore the bar-sinister.
No collie judge, unhung, could have detected the bar-sinister.
He had the bar-sinister, of course, but the ancestry was there all the same.
Let us never be guilty of the reverse,—a bar-sinister piece of furniture!
There was a blaze of brutal pharisaism that put a bar-sinister across any claim to gentlemanliness on the part of the majority.
I thought him a mere buffoon and spendthrift, flying his bar-sinister story for the sake of distinction.
This act, a bar-sinister in the biography of Gorges, sullies his escutcheon at the outset.