Hall-mark


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Hall´-mark`

    (hạl´märk`)
n.1.The official stamp of the Goldsmiths' Company and other assay offices, in the United Kingdom, on gold and silver articles, attesting their purity.
2.A distinguishing characteristic or characteristics; as, a word or phrase lacks the hall-mark of the best writers.
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It was the hall-mark of his aristocratic birth, the natural outcropping of many generations of fine breeding, an hereditary instinct of graciousness which a lifetime of uncouth and savage training and environment could not eradicate.
That I am marked with the hall-mark of gentlehood there is no discussion .
After breakfast he walked with his two brothers, non-evangelical, well-educated, hall-marked young men, correct to their remotest fibre, such unimpeachable models as are turned out yearly by the lathe of a systematic tuition.
Besides, special functions in various parts of AJK to pay glorious tributes to the victims of the killer catastrophe and to raise awareness among the people about adoption of per-cautionary measures to avert the losses in case of any natural catastrophe, will be the hall-mark of the 11th anniversary of the deadly earthquake which had turned bulk of AJK into rubble this day 13 years ago", the sources added.
Islamabad -- Senior Hurriyat Leader and Chairman Jammu and Kashmir People's Freedom League, Mohammad Farooq Rehmani, has emphasized upon reviving of the spirit of 1965 that was the hall-mark of struggle for the liberation of Jammu and Kashmir and for protecting the integrity and sovereignty of Pakistan from the Indian invasion and aggression.
The move comes a few days after police booked the head of the Hall-Mark Group for taking out Tk26 billion from a branch of Sonali Bank, Bangladesh's biggest lender.
Finding creative ways to help keep companies, countries and the world economy on the road to recovery in a year packed with black swans ranging from natural disasters to political turmoil is the hall-mark of this year's 100 Most Influential People in Finance.
The Disney Garden Pixie Sweet Peppers will be available in one print clams and feature the hall-mark Tinkerbell packaging.