common practice

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It was a glorious day, and the lock was crowded; and, as is a common practice up the river, a speculative photographer was taking a picture of us all as we lay upon the rising waters.
I should say, perhaps, in explanation of this latter piece of description, that among the other blessings which public opinion secures to the negroes, is the common practice of violently punching out their teeth.
It was true she had a theoretic objection to compliments, and had once said impatiently to Philip that she didn't see why women were to be told with a simper that they were beautiful, any more than old men were to be told that they were venerable; still, to be so irritated by a common practice in the case of a stranger like Mr.
When riding through the country, it is a common practice to set fire to the plain; and hence at night, as on this occasion, the horizon was illuminated in several places by brilliant conflagrations.
The enemies loss was uncertain, from the common practice which the Indians have of carrying off their dead in time of battle.
It was not entirely to see Thias Bede's funeral that the people were standing about the churchyard so long before service began; that was their common practice.
I would not be understood to suppose that the proceedings of the unhappy scapegrace, with his few profligate companions I have here introduced, are a specimen of the common practices of society - the case is an extreme one, as I trusted none would fail to perceive; but I know that such characters do exist, and if I have warned one rash youth from following in their steps, or prevented one thoughtless girl from falling into the very natural error of my heroine, the book has not been written in vain.
2004) (testimony regarding common practice of keeping rock cocaine in dealer's mouth was harmless).
In England, it was common practice for the servants to carry boxes to their employers when they arrived for work on the first working day after Christmas.
It has been common practice to keep women bound during transport, labor and even delivery, sometimes allowing only 18 inches between a woman's ankles as she tries to give birth to a baby.
It occurs to me that some common practice is the possible root.
The book is divided into common practice areas and topics are easily accessible--such as "Airways and Ventilation", "Fluid Resuscitation" and "Transfusion" and the more specific sections on "Legal and Professional Practice".