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In olden times it was the custom to punish the parricide, the man who had raised his murderous hand against his father, by casting him into the depths of the sea in a sack in which were placed a cock, a monkey, and a serpent.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
Roylott had gone to his room early, though we knew that he had not retired to rest, for my sister was troubled by the smell of the strong Indian cigars which it was his custom to smoke.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
It was my custom to do this myself, for, as I have explained, Sir Eustace was not always to be trusted.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Anyways, it was plenty good enough for me; and wherever I run across it, it can have all of my custom every time.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain Context
He hoped that Mary would forget his shoes, but the hope was blighted; she coated them thoroughly with tallow, as was the custom, and brought them out.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain Context
He attempted to look at it all as an empty custom, having no sort of meaning, like the custom of paying calls.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Bagration appeared in the doorway of the anteroom without hat or sword, which, in accord with the club custom, he had given up to the hall porter.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Before the hunt, by old custom, the count had drunk a silver cupful of mulled brandy, taken a snack, and washed it down with half a bottle of his favorite Bordeaux.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Here and there a couple of bees, by force of habit and custom cleaning out the brood cells, with efforts beyond their strength laboriously drag away a dead bee or bumblebee without knowing why they do it.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
When I leave their service and start a shop in Sofia, their custom will be half my capital: their bad word would ruin me.
Arms and the Man By George Bernard Shaw Context
Candide was whipped in cadence while they were singing; the Biscayner, and the two men who had refused to eat bacon, were burnt; and Pangloss was hanged, though that was not the custom.