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custom

A generally accepted practice or behavior by a particular group of people or a social group.

custom

done to the order of the customer on materials owned by the customer, e.g. custom feedlot.
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Pray do" said Holgrave, "and let me have the pleasure of being your first customer.
Get a seven-days' license, and I'll make it worth your while;' and you know, Polly, they are very good customers to us.
Just then one of the customers at the far side rose suddenly and made for the door.
The customers come again and again, and buy quantities, in spite of being afraid of Ginger and Pickles.
But besides the operation of its own wires, the Western Union was supplying customers with various kinds of printing-telegraphs and dial telegraphs, some of which could transmit sixty words a minute.
Still, let it not be supposed that amid this affected resignation to the will of Providence, the unfortunate inn-keeper did not writhe under the double misery of seeing the hateful canal carry off his customers and his profits, and the daily infliction of his peevish partner's murmurs and lamentations.
The people were again assembling for the business of the day, but the hour was too soon for a crowd, and the ladies found the place in possession of its polite owner, Billy Kirby, one female customer, and the boy who did the duty of helper or clerk.
I suspect that, if one knew it," said Valentin, laughing, "you are a terrible customer.
If a customer wished to renew his stock of youth the dealers offered him a set of false teeth and an auburn wig; if he demanded peace of mind, they recommended opium or a brandy bottle.
Noon never passed without my bringing home a customer to the house of my employers, Messrs.
The same day a customer came in, and the shoes suited him so well that he willingly paid a price higher than usual for them; and the poor shoemaker, with the money, bought leather enough to make two pairs more.
He had received a letter, in which a customer had complained that the butter had a twang.

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