In ordinary

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In actual and constant service; statedly attending and serving; as, a physician or chaplain in ordinary. An ambassador in ordinary is one constantly resident at a foreign court.
(Naut.) Out of commission and laid up; - said of a naval vessel.

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References in classic literature ?
Again, Ariphrades ridiculed the tragedians for using phrases which no one would employ in ordinary speech: for example, {delta omega mu alpha tau omega nu / alpha pi omicron} instead of {alpha pi omicron / delta omega mu alpha tau omega nu}, {rho epsilon theta epsilon nu}, {epsilon gamma omega / delta epsilon / nu iota nu}, {Alpha chi iota lambda lambda epsilon omega sigma / pi epsilon rho iota} instead of (pi epsilon rho iota / 'Alpha chi iota lambda lambda epsilon omega sigma}, and the like.
All the members of the lodges were men Pierre knew in ordinary life, and it was difficult for him to regard them merely as Brothers in Freemasonry and not as Prince B.
Well," replied the major, "these figures go to prove that the quantity of powder is not increased with the weight of the shot; that is to say, if a 24-pounder shot requires sixteen pounds of powder;-- in other words, if in ordinary guns we employ a quantity of powder equal to two-thirds of the weight of the projectile, this proportion is not constant.
AIG fell from first to seventh in ordinary life, first to sixth in credit life and first to eighth in term life.
5% increase, and to third from fourth in ordinary life.
These dreams invited both a continuing dialogue (through dream reentry and conscious dreaming) and expeditions and excavations in ordinary reality, which led me (for example) to Dumfriesshire on the Western Borders, the landscape of my father's people, and into an indelible encounter with a scottiSh Merlin.
5 percent in ordinary shares out of share premium or the other reserves.