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special orders

noun, Military
a set of instructions from a headquarters affecting the activity or status of an individual or group of individuals.
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[spesh-uh l-awr-der] /ˈspɛʃ əlˈɔr dər/
verb (used with object)
to obtain by specific individual order:
to special-order a dining-room chandelier.
verb (used without object)
to order goods by a special order. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Often subjects are made special orders for a meeting without specifying an hour.
  • Residents may receive special orders of wines that are not available in the state.
  • The buffet usually has an omelet station where guests can place special orders.
  • Dedicated model train enthusiasts also rely on the shop to fill their special orders.
  • special orders accepted for both retail and wholesale.
  • If a bookstore places special orders for customers, it should do so for all of its customers.
  • Some special orders can be done based on time and need of customer.
  • special orders accepted including paintings, sketches, and drawings.
  • Mail orders, special orders, and credit cards accepted.

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