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If a man of your age, holding certificates, has not got past a second officer's berth, there must be a black mark against him somewhere.
It has the appearance of being on a shelf half-way up the wooded mountainside; and as it is remote and isolated, and very white, it makes a strong mark against the lofty leafy rampart at its back.
The latter had made great capital out of the forced resignation, but Daylight had grinned and silently gone his way, though registering a black mark against more than one club member who was destined to feel, in the days to come, the crushing weight of the Klondiker's financial paw.
Had there been no black mark against you, I would have discharged you when I learned how you were robbing me.
Two defeats inside a week have put a question mark against his team's ambitions in the Premier League and the Champions League.
5 goals is worth a look, as is the 8/1 Betway mark against a 1-0 away win.
Model, DJ and all–round fashionista Leigh gets a bad mark against her name this week with this fishy–looking outfit.
The clay court inferiority is clearly the biggest mark against Sampras, who won 14 Grand Slams in his career, but never made it past the semifinals at the French Open, the report said.
Analysts and currency dealers ruled out central bank intervention to check the rupee's decline and say the Indian unit may hit the 60 mark against the US dollar in coming weeks.
CLEVELAND contrived to lose in overtime in Dallas last week but they dumped agile Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo on to the artificial turf seven times in the process and their improved defensive line could also make their mark against Pittsburgh today, writes Phil Agius.
NEWCASTLE UNITED have done the hard part in the first week of the season - getting off the mark against Spurs.
12 yen Tuesday in New York, hitting its lowest mark against the Japanese currency since November 2000 amid concerns Europe's debt crisis may further spread.