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Definitionthreatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
- ...we'll have a bend OR in the dexter base, a saltire MURREY in the fess, with a dog, couchant, for common charge, and under his foot a chain embattled, for slavery, with a chevron VERT in a chief engrailed, and three invected lines on a field AZURE, with the nombril points rampant on a dancette indented; crest, a runaway nigger, SABLE, with his bundle over his shoulder on a bar sinister; and a couple of gules for supporters, which is you and me; motto, MAGGIORE FRETTA, MINORE OTTO.Chapter 38 (14% in)
- What's a bar sinister?"Chapter 38 (19% in)
There are no more uses of "sinister" in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
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