Heraldry. (not in technical use) a bend sinister or a baton.
the proof, condition, or stigma of illegitimate birth.
You display no coat of arms that no bar sinister may be displayed.
The Lion’s Skin Rafael Sabatini
Also, she thought she was all-white, and never dreamed of a bar sinister.
A Son Of The Sun Jack London
The bar sinister stayed him from Broadweald, so the judges had said, and haughty Fitzooth had perforce to bear with their finding.
Robin Hood Paul Creswick
Lilian Boyd is smart and ambitious but there is the bar sinister.
The Girls at Mount Morris Amanda Minnie Douglas
He has nothing to gain—even glory, for the Senate has fixed a bar sinister on gallantry in Indian warfare.
Marion’s Faith. Charles King
I do not mean by this that any bar sinister defaced his escutcheon.
A Few Words About the Devil Charles Bradlaugh
I would rather smudge my fingers in saving her than wear the bar sinister of cowardice.
The Game and the Candle Eleanor M. Ingram
It was the weight that crushed her almost to lifelessness; it was the bar sinister.
The Daughter of Anderson Crow George Barr McCutcheon
The bar sinister on his artistic coat of arms is the lack of fundamental training.
Egoists James Huneker
At the same moment, verbally, he cast the bar sinister on my genealogy.
The Road Jack London
(not in heraldic usage) another name for bend sinister
the condition, implication, or stigma of being of illegitimate birth
a long-handled spoon, usually having the capacity of a teaspoon, used for mixing or measuring ingredients for alcoholic drinks.
a stool or seat, usually high and having a round, cushioned top, of a type often used for seating customers at a bar. Contemporary Examples Does he pick up yet another identity, a cast-off item left on a barstool? ‘Mad Men’ Season 6 Review: Triumphant, Lyrical, and Way Existential Jace Lacob April 2, 2013 Who […]
a city in S California. Contemporary Examples For a critique of the Barstow piece, read Andrew Ferguson, in Commentary. At Last, the Truth About Tea Partiers Tunku Varadarajan April 14, 2010 The Barstow Unified school district in California had just voted to close two schools to cut costs. Elon Musk-Backed SolarCity Thrives in Solar Power […]
- Bar syrup
simple syrup (def 1). a thick, sweet liquid, usually prepared from sugar and water and used chiefly as a base for soda fountain flavors.