These old gentlemen -- seated, like Matthew at the receipt of custom
, but not very liable to be summoned thence, like him, for apostolic errands -- were Custom
officer was laid low, and two sailors wounded; Dantes was one of the latter, a ball having touched him in the left shoulder.
Our enormous burdens, instead of being carried on our shoulders as had been the custom
of old, were all snugly deposited in the baggage car, and, as I was assured, would be delivered to their respective owners at the journey's end.
As is the custom
upon Barsoom there were thirty-one, supposedly selected by lot from men of the noble class, for nobles were on trial.
as the Cretans do; which proves from whence the custom
It is a custom
of the house that nobody interrupts me over my books.
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.
For since the '45 the English had done everything to make the Highlanders forget their old language and customs
Now I'm as fond of old Rugby customs
and ways as any of you, and I've been here longer than any of you, and I'll give you a word of advice in time, for I shouldn't like to see any of you getting sacked.
Where there is still a people, there the state is not understood, but hated as the evil eye, and as sin against laws and customs
On the day of the wedding, according to the Russian custom
(the princess and Darya Alexandrovna insisted on strictly keeping all the customs
), Levin did not see his betrothed, and dined at his hotel with three bachelor friends, casually brought together at his rooms.
Therefore, it is the custom
of Jikiza to hew off the heads of those whom he kills with the axe.