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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.
Saxon registered another black mark against Oakland.
Had there been no black mark against you, I would have discharged you when I learned how you were robbing me.
The Sky Blues went behind just after the half-hour mark against second-placed Rangers when goalkeeper Corey Addai failed to hold a cross into the box, allowing Olamide Shodipo to pounce on the loose ball at Loftus Road.
Conclusion Should get off the mark against this lot.
Qadir said the upcoming tours of Australia and New Zealand will be the real test for the team as the current West Indies team is not up to the mark against Pakistan.
Overall, San Beda is 3-0 against Arellano and on a personal level, Bolick owns the same mark against Jalalon.
After waiting eight games to taste victory last season Brechin boss Darren Dods was savouring getting straight off the mark against Stenny.
Champions Leicester City have been chasing Brady - who scored the winner against Italy and also hit the mark against France - since before the finals.
Two defeats inside a week have put a question mark against his team's ambitions in the Premier League and the Champions League.