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 ...