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[dwan] /dwan/
noun, plural douanes
[dwan] /dwan/ (Show IPA).
a custom house; customs. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Why is he to go to the douane, and thrust himself into the very jaws of danger?

    The Paris Sketch Book of Mr. M. A. Titmarsh William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Of course, our luggage had stuck at the douane at Modane, and was telegraphed for.

    An Autobiography Elizabeth Butler
  • As I sat waiting in the douane, I felt like puffing out and growing to make room for Russia inside me.

  • The first house was the Austrian douane; the second, the inn.

    Italian Alps Douglas William Freshfield
  • A cart loaded with split wood (larch) had boldly passed the door of the douane.

    A Residence in France J. Fenimore Cooper
  • We had emerged from the tunnel, successfully passed the douane, and were again in France.

    The Count's Chauffeur William Le Queux
  • The ordeal of the Swiss douane was still somewhere ahead; we had entered the neutral strip.

    The Car That Went Abroad Albert Bigelow Paine
  • The descent of nearly eighteen miles from the summit to the French douane at Sez, was like passing from mid-winter to mid-summer.

    Europe from a Motor Car Russell Richardson
  • Captain Winston attended to the douane, and it is settled for us to keep the car as an "investment."

    The Lightning Conductor Discovers America C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
  • Then we entered on the long, sharp descent to Sez, stopping at the douane where the French officials came out to receive us.

    Europe from a Motor Car Russell Richardson

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