There was always a prophetic instinct, a low whisper in my ear, that within no long period, and whenever a new change of custom
should be essential to my good, change would come.
Aouda and he had remained, despite the cold, under the portico of the Custom
As you know," and I smiled, "I am not yet familiar with all the customs
of the Tharks.
This officer spoke to me in the language of Balnibarbi, which, by the force of much commerce, is generally understood in that town, especially by seamen and those employed in the customs
There is another custom
amongst them yet more extraordinary, which is, that the wife is punished whenever the husband proves false to the marriage contract; this punishment indeed extends no farther than a pecuniary mulct, and what seems more equitable, the husband is obliged to pay a sum of money to his wife.
There was the good old custom
of taking the linchpins out of the farmers' and bagmen's gigs at the fairs, and a cowardly, blackguard custom
It is the custom
in war," said D'Artagnan, "why should it not be the custom
in a duel?
Whenever a loved pig died its owners were in custom
bound to go out and kill somebody, anybody.
There is this analogy between the customs
of the Lacedaemonians and the Cretans, the Helots cultivate the grounds
They will know of the saloon only in the pages of history, and they will think of the saloon as a quaint old custom
similar to bull-baiting and the burning of witches.
Officers of the Custom
House, too, which stood on the opposite side of King Street, often sat in the chair wagging their tongues against John Hancock.
He was very well known to the customs
officers of the coast; and as there was between these worthies and himself a perpetual battle of wits, he had at first thought that Dantes might be an emissary of these industrious guardians of rights and duties, who perhaps employed this ingenious means of learning some of the secrets of his trade.