a pencil mark running through

chong lee

Senior Member
The quote is from the story "The Oversight" by H. H. Munro.

I ckecked the meanings but could not find the one makes sense.

What does "run through" mean there ; thank you.

"It's like a Chinese puzzle," said Lady Prowche resentfully, staring at a scribbled list of names that spread over two or three loose sheets of notepaper on her writing-table. Most of the names had a pencil mark running through them.
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