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[dwa-nyey] /dwaˈnyeɪ/
noun, plural douaniers
[dwa-nyey] /dwaˈnyeɪ/ (Show IPA).
a customs officer or official. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Nothing doing, and the douanier returns to his fishing off the jettys end.

    Rambles on the Riviera Francis Miltoun
  • "Nothing, no gendarme's helmet, no douanier's cap," whispered M. Ulrich.

  • With a little ingenuity and disingenuousness one might make a douanier of them.

    Since Czanne Clive Bell
  • From the latter, at any rate, the douanier needed no freeing.

    Since Czanne Clive Bell
  • That is what the great Primitives did, and what the douanier could not do always.

    Since Czanne Clive Bell
  • But the douanier, in trying to open my portmanteau, broke the lock, and then began a fearful cursing and swearing.

    My Autobiography F. Max Mller
  • I was equally polite on my part, inly resolving, that henceforward Austrian douanier should not lay finger on my note-book.

  • The wardrobe was voluminous; I exchanged a paternal glance with my charge as the douanier plunged his brown fists into it.

    Italian Hours Henry James
  • As he spoke, a douanier lounged out of his little whitewashed lair, and asked for that which Terry had just said he had not.

    My Friend the Chauffeur C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  • The douanier gave us up as hopeless, with a resigned shrug of his shoulders.

    My Friend the Chauffeur C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson

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