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ordinary

adj. regular, customary and continuing, and not unusual or extraordinary, as in ordinary expense, ordinary handling, ordinary risks, or ordinary skill.

ordinary

adjective accepted, accustomary, average, banal, boring, bourgeois, bromidic, colloquial, commonplace, communis, conventional, customary, daily, drab, established, expected, familiar, fixed, frequent, general, generally pracciced, habitual, hackneyed, homely, homespun, household, humdrum, insipid, known, mediocre, middling, normal, oft-repeated, pedestrian, philistine, platitudinous, plebeian, plentiful, popular, prevailing, prevalent, prosaic, prosaical, recognized, regular, regulation, repeated, representative, rife, simple, stale, standard, stereotyped, stock, taken for granted, traditional, trite, unassuming, undistinguished, unexceptional, unimaginative, unoriginal, unvaried, usual, vernacular, wearisome, well-trodden, well-worn, widespread, wonted, workaday
Associated concepts: necessary expenses, ordinary care and skill, ordinary course of business, ordinary course of trade, ordinary duty, ordinary expenses, ordinary income, ordinary loss, ordinary meaning, ordinary negligence, orrinary prudent person, ordinary reasonable man, ordinary risk, ordinary standard of care, ordinary use, ordinary wear and tear
Foreign phrases: Recurrendum est ad extraordinarium quando non valet ordinarium.Resort must be made to the extraordinary when the ordinary does not succeed.
See also: accustomed, average, common, conventional, customary, daily, familiar, general, habitual, household, imperfect, informal, jejune, mediocre, mundane, nondescript, normal, orthodox, passable, pedestrian, poor, prevalent, prosaic, regular, standard, trite, typical, usual

ORDINARY, civil and eccl. law. An officer who has original jurisdiction in his own right and not by deputation.
     2. In England the ordinary is an officer who has immediate jurisdiction in ecclesiastical causes. Co. Litt. 344.
     3. In the United States, the ordinary possesses, in those states where such officer exists, powers vested in him by the constitution and acts of the legislature, In South Carolina, the ordinary is a judicial officer. 1 Rep. Const. Ct. 26; 2 Rep. Const. Ct. 384.

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The penny-farthing overtook the boneshaker, which had a wooden frame and iron tyres, in the 1880s as the bike of the day.
Sadly, the solid tyres and total lack of suspension do not differ from the original penny-farthings first turned out by the Starley workforce in a factory opposite what is now Little Park Street police station.
I was determined to restore the penny-farthing and not let the council stop me from fulfilling my ambition, if anything I was more determined after what happened.
BACK IN THE SADDLE: Brian McElvogue from Blaydon with his restored penny-farthing, the only one remaining after his rare collection was dumped PICTURE: MIKE URWIN www.
Mr McElvogue was devastated as he lost dozens of rare penny-farthings and Sunbeams which he said were worth more than pounds 25,000.
The penny-farthing was born in 1870, replacing the "boneshaker", so named because of the punishing effect it had on the rider's body.
This Saturday a nice selection of penny-farthings will go under the hammer at Phillips auction house in London (Details: 020 7313 2700).
He confided: "Learning to ride a penny-farthing involved a lot of falling off.
But Mr McElvogue has been left heartbroken by the loss of his rare, priceless bikes, which included penny-farthings and Sunbeams, which he thinks were worth about pounds 8,000.