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  • They could see nothing remarkable about it, except two candlesticks of antique pattern which stood on the chimney-piece and appeared to be silver, “for they were hall-marked,” an observation full of the type of wit of petty towns.

    Les Miserables

  • His person was garnished with fashionable trinkets, and his head furnished with ideas hall-marked by the press.

    Albert Savarus

  • This gift was effected by documents hall-marked by atrocious iniquity.

    The Commission in Lunacy

  • For along with her pride went also the retiring modesty, the shrinking from prominence, that had hall-marked her years of wifehood.

    Ultima Thule

  • Early in the history of books, the reputation that hall-marked the publications of certain famous presses became a source of envy to less fortunate printers.

    The Book-Hunter at Home

  • Perhaps, after all, she reflected, Janet was just a trifle blind where people were not hall-marked.

    A Daughter of To-Day

  • All this a modern Thucydides would attempt to set before us, not forgetting the conservative forces and the gods of the older generation, the great Catholic and Protestant, Moslem and Socialist traditions, the power of the bankers and the merchants, the universities and the press, and all the various types of humanity produced and hall-marked by their activity.

    The Legacy of Greece Essays By: Gilbert Murray, W. R. Inge, J. Burnet, Sir T. L. Heath, D'arcy W. Thompson, Charles Singer, R. W. Livingston, A. Toynbee, A. E. Zimmern, Percy Gardner, Sir Reginald Blomfield

  • Woven into every inch of the fabric, plainly hall-marked on its surface, she could perceive the signature of Uncle Chris.

    Jill the Reckless

  • Of course everything to which you put your hand is hall-marked.

    The Native Born or, the Rajah's People

  • She likes them to be Dublin hall-marked and clearly dated seventeen hundred and something -- so, naturally, they always were till I began to buy them for her.

    The Lee Shore

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