distinguishing mark

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The distinguishing mark of the hens was a crest of lamentably scanty growth, in these latter days, but so oddly and wickedly analogous to Hepzibah's turban, that Phoebe--to the poignant distress of her conscience, but inevitably --was led to fancy a general resemblance betwixt these forlorn bipeds and her respectable relative.
One fellow who wore the popular colour, damned them for not having cockades in their hats, and bade them set a good watch to-morrow night upon their prison doors, for the locks would have a straining; another asked if they were fire-proof, that they walked abroad without the distinguishing mark of all good and true men;--and a third who rode on horseback, and was quite alone, ordered them to throw each man a shilling, in his hat, towards the support of the rioters.
When the procession reached their compartment, E23 was counting his beads with a steady jerk of the wrist; while Kim jeered at him for being so drugged as to have lost the ringed fire-tongs which are the Saddhu's distinguishing mark.
Since the objects of imitation are men in action, and these men must be either of a higher or a lower type (for moral character mainly answers to these divisions, goodness and badness being the distinguishing marks of moral differences), it follows that we must represent men either as better than in real life, or as worse, or as they are.
We were regularly christened, but afterward, in the very act of tattooing us with small distinguishing marks, the operator lost his reckoning; and although I bear upon my forearm a small "H" and he bore a "J," it is by no means certain that the letters ought not to have been transposed.
Chingachgook approached the mutilated form, and, turning it over, he found the distinguishing marks of one of those six allied tribes, or nations, as they were called, who, while they fought in the English ranks, were so deadly hostile to his own people.
She had, in fact, all the distinguishing marks of one who is thinking of her sailor lover.
The use of yellow as a distinguishing mark is a fairly recent phenomenon, mandated by New York's municipal authorities only in 1967; previously, cabs came in many hues, red and lavender among them.
The distinguishing mark of bill is the long overdue cutback in individual income tax, but it will also impose new taxes to recover the cuts-and much more.
This meant that the relationship between text and reality became the decisive distinguishing mark between discursive texts and literary works of art, now called fictional texts.
Well, the latest tarmac pounder from BMW makes no apologies for flexing its muscles, with its maker singling out an "aggressive front end" as a distinguishing mark and the availability at extra cost of a black radiator grille, presumably to hammer home the point.
The distinguishing mark of the Shepherd is that he passed through death before his resurrection.