customs duty

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n customs duty money collected under a tariff
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Usage

In literature:

The Custom House is a handsome stone building near the fort, and the regulations as to duties are strictly observed.
"A Voyage round the World" by W.H.G. Kingston
It asserted the king's right to levy what customs duties he would.
"History of the English People, Volume V (of 8)" by John Richard Green
What may not improperly be styled the whig land policy sprung from the whig sentiment for large customs duties.
"History of the United States, Volume 3 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
Many elderly ladies, and others whose time is very much occupied by social or other duties, excuse themselves from calling customs.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
Fortunately the King, in 1612, had granted the Company an exemption for seven years from custom duties upon goods brought from the colony.
"Virginia under the Stuarts 1607-1688" by Thomas J. Wertenbaker
The customs duties on foreign goods were to be assimilated as far as possible.
"George Brown" by John Lewis
THE customs; or the duties, toll, tribute, or tariff, payable upon merchandize exported and imported.
"Commentaries on the Laws of England" by William Blackstone
I performed my duty according to my custom.
"The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries" by Various
When the king urged for the duties of his customs, he found that he was addressing a committee sitting for religion.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli
He came; and he would have been delighted to shew his uniform there too, had not cruel custom prohibited its appearance except on duty.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
In all communities where vice and hypocrisy are sustained by the authority of custom, eccentricity is a moral duty.
"The Intellectual Life" by =Philip Gilbert Hamerton
In 1869 even these nominal duties were abolished by Robert Lowe in a Customs Duties Act.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 4" by Various
In 1784 eight bags of it were sent to Liverpool, and the custom-house people there seized it for duties.
"The Story of Our Country"
Nor were they seriously injured by the imposition of the customs duties.
"The Planters of Colonial Virginia" by Thomas J. Wertenbaker
The internal custom duties were abolished.
"Women of the Teutonic Nations" by Hermann Schoenfeld
The temporary excise duties were voted for "their majesties' lives" and the customs for a limited term.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 4" by Various
Tea was first imported into England about the year 1667, and in 1689 a customs duty of 5s.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 2" by Various
A Customs duty must be laid on the export of all opium.
"A Vindication of England's Policy with Regard to the Opium Trade" by Charles Reginald Haines
He exports things to America, and it's part of my duty to certify to values and so on, for the customs.
"Under Fire For Servia" by Colonel James Fiske
This was in conformity with a traditional custom, and the duty was shared, in turn, by every noble, spiritual and temporal, of the court.
"Barbarossa; An Historical Novel of the XII Century." by Conrad von Bolanden
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In poetry:

They go of an island to take special charge,
Much warmer than Britain, and ten times as large,
No custom-house duty, no freightage to pay
And tax free they live when at Botany Bay.
"Botany Bay 1786" by Anonymous Oceania
Why was our passion so fleeting, why had the flush of your beauty
Only so slender a spell, only so futile a power?
Yet, even thus ever is life, save when long custom or duty
Moulds into sober fruit Love's fragile and fugitive flower.
"Reverie Of Ormuz The Persian" by Laurence Hope

In news:

For customers with two jobs, a split shift or graveyard duty, doing wash in the middle of the night in L.A.'s Westlake district is just part of the routine.
The Detroit DD15-equipped trucks feature custom graphics that show support for active duty personnel, veterans, POWs and their families.
Seeking to improve production time on custom-built connecting rods for racecar engines, this shop invested in a light-duty VMC with an eye toward implementing high speed machining.
A steep hike in customs duties in Cuba is catching some air travelers unaware and leaving others irate at the new fees.
FieldDirect eliminates in-bound status calls, eases dispatcher duties, and strengthens customer loyalty.
Q Dear Dennis, I feel a duty to warn customers about the downtown Safeway on Broadway in Walnut Creek.
While heavy-duty pickups pack a lot of gear, they also can be customized to perform a number of duties.
Chavez arranged phony paperwork showing that $100 million worth of foreign goods shipped to the Long Beach port were destined for Mexico and thus exempt from custom duties.
Heavy duty vehicle lift manufacturer Stertil-Koni invited potential customers, customers, distributors and distributor salespeople to its Demo Day to learn about a variety of its lifts.
Custom Autos by Tim has taken it upon themselves to build brand-new Excursions based on new Ford F-Series Super Duty chassis.
This bulk bag loading station features a standard heavy-duty carbon steel box tubing frame, custom built to handle almost any weight or size bulk bags.
On Tuesday announced new programs geared toward military customers and veterans, and apologized for overcharging thousands of active-duty service members on mortgages, and improperly foreclosing on more than a dozen.
Bill Moltenbrey of Business Jet Center (BJC) at Dallas Love Field has added one more job to his growing list of duties — cleaning up after the FBO's four-legged customers.
His duties will include stock, cleaning, and customer service.
Nick Jacobellis is a medically retired US Customs Agent and former New York police officer who was physically disabled in the line of duty while working undercover as a federal agent.
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