Priests were passing in processions, beating their dreary tambourines; police and custom-house officers with pointed hats encrusted with lac and carrying two sabres hung to their waists; soldiers, clad in blue cotton with white stripes, and bearing guns; the Mikado's guards, enveloped in silken doubles, hauberks and coats of mail; and numbers of military folk of all ranks--for the military profession is as much respected in Japan as it is despised in China--went hither and thither in groups and pairs.
The country participates in a customs union with Switzerland and uses the Swiss franc as its national currency.
Monaco $916.1 million note: full customs integration with France, which collects and rebates Monegasque trade duties; also participates in EU market system through customs union with France (2005) Mongolia $2.117 billion c.i.f. (
Although the economy is likely to expand in 2008, long-term growth could be threatened by the government's plans to reinstate tax, trade, and customs privileges and to maintain restrictive grain export quotas.
ABBAS participated in talks with Israel's Prime Minister OLMERT and secured the release of some Palestinian prisoners and previously withheld customs revenue.
He grew rich in the trade, but he lost everything in an especially great venture, and was finally shot by the customs-officers at the boundary.
However, the government has recently strengthened its tax system to reduce dependency on customs duties.
The government made some improvements in tax and customs administration in recent years, but anti-corruption measures will be more difficult to implement.
Major sources of government revenue also include fees from offshore financial activities and customs receipts.
The government has introduced significant reforms in the financial sector, including tax and customs reforms, the introduction of Treasury bills, and improved capital market supervision.
And if he be carried, then the customs men may discover what the box contain.
He who only prepareth himself when a festival is at hand or custom compelleth, will too often be unprepared.
The first of these gallants was the customs tax-collector of Cairo, the second the chief of the butchers, and the third a rich merchant.
Hawthorne was a failure as a Custom House clerk when he wrote the "Scarlet Letter."
Their machines tended to be raw secondhand digital hot-rods full of custom add-ons that they’d cobbled together out of chickenwire, memory chips and spit.
Instead, these toons all waved at him and did little emotes, some of which were quite good custom jobs including dance-moves, elaborate mime and other gestures.
The ogre emoted a bow and a little victory dance, another custom number that was graceful and funny at once.
Him wander-weary, warrior-guest from far, a hall-thane heralded forth, who by custom courtly cared for all needs of a thane as in those old days warrior-wanderers wont to have.
No custom coffin lined with shrink-wrapped soil.
But stillcannons and guns will not fire themselves, prisons will not shutmen up of themselves, gallows will not hang them, churches willnot delude them, nor customs offices hinder them, and palaces andfactories are not built nor kept up of themselves.