Definitions

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  • noun a government building where customs are collected and where ships are cleared to enter or leave the country

Etymologies

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Examples

  • There they saw young boys cursing and hurling snowballs and horse manure at a column of British soldiers who were standing guard with muskets and bayonets in front of the customshouse.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • What if there was a temple before the gate of heaven that was not unlike a customshouse?

    The Gospel according to the Son

  • When I saw Levi sitting at the customshouse, I said: "Follow me," because he had a good and cunning face, and I had need of the light in his eye.

    The Gospel according to the Son

  • He turned north and walked along the praia, skirting the Chinese customshouse.

    Tai-Pan

  • $8.95 (paper) 'The border means more than a customshouse, a passport officer, a man with a gun,' Graham Greene said.

    Borderline Cases

  • But it was a commercial and critical failure in its day, and Melville’s role quickly changed from esteemed literary voice to customshouse clerk.

    The 28 Laws of Attraction

  • But it was a commercial and critical failure in its day, and Melville’s role quickly changed from esteemed literary voice to customshouse clerk.

    The 28 Laws of Attraction

  • But it was a commercial and critical failure in its day, and Melville’s role quickly changed from esteemed literary voice to customshouse clerk.

    The 28 Laws of Attraction

  • They’ll have their own customshouse and buildings and —”

    Tai-Pan

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