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[furst-kuhm] /ˈfɜrstˈkʌm/
arranged, considered, or done in order of application or arrival, as for purposes of service:
orders filled on a first-come basis. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Once you have been nominated, spaces are awarded based on a first-come-first-serve process in terms of payment.
  • first-come, first-served, no reservations or permit needed.
  • The special events are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis and sell out early.
  • As an added bonus, these first-come, first-served campgrounds often have space available even late in the day.
  • Stays are limited to a maximum of two weeks, and the campground is first-come, first served.
  • More than half the seating is communal, and all first-come-first-serve diners are packed in anchovy-tin-tight.
  • It's first-come, first-served, so reserve your place at one of the picnic tables or on an oversized day bed.
  • first-come first-served sites are available at some parks.
  • All remaining park campgrounds are first-come, first-served.
  • In the off-season campsite availability is first-come, first-served.

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