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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. 2016.
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  • 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
  • "Nothing, no gendarme's helmet, no douanier's cap," whispered M. Ulrich.

  • This gift they have in common with the Primitives; and this the douanier possessed in an extraordinary degree.

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

    Since Czanne Clive Bell
  • Nothing doing, and the douanier returns to his fishing off the jettys end.

    Rambles on the Riviera Francis Miltoun
  • 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
  • I was equally polite on my part, inly resolving, that henceforward Austrian douanier should not lay finger on my note-book.

  • 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
  • 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

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