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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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Ah, I may as well come to the point at once with such a customer as yourself, Miss Halfacre; here is the article on which I pride myself.
The customers came in crowds every day and bought quantities, especially the toffee customers.
Pray do" said Holgrave, "and let me have the pleasure of being your first customer.
And a customer, pushing open the door unnoticed two minutes later, retired hurriedly to get shaved elsewhere, doubting whether Arthur's mind was on his job.
And the two gas jets inside the panes were always turned low, either for economy's sake or for the sake of the customers.
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.
For the rest, both the tap and parlour of the Six Jolly Fellowship Porters gave upon the river, and had red curtains matching the noses of the regular customers, and were provided with comfortable fireside tin utensils, like models of sugar-loaf hats, made in that shape that they might, with their pointed ends, seek out for themselves glowing nooks in the depths of the red coals, when they mulled your ale, or heated for you those delectable drinks, Purl, Flip, and Dog's Nose.
The matter-of-fact and doubtful folks, of whom there were a few among the Maypole customers, as unluckily there always are in every little community, were inclined to look upon this tradition as rather apocryphal; but, whenever the landlord of that ancient hostelry appealed to the mounting block itself as evidence, and triumphantly pointed out that there it stood in the same place to that very day, the doubters never failed to be put down by a large majority, and all true believers exulted as in a victory.
To promenade, as usual, and large customer brought (fat man).
As he got up meekly, the other reflected that he had always been a steady man, and might soon be a good customer again.
It is easy to see at once that a tailor of such renown, instead of running after customers, made difficulties about obliging any fresh ones.

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