- n. Plural form of abacus.
“Calls for the modernization of the game were once more dismissed outright by the bigwigs in power, preferring abacuses to calculators, and overweight old men aka 'Linesmen' to goal-line technology.”
“Somehow, these broadcasters, who have managed to make pictures fly through the air and into your living room for 70 years, are still relying on paper records and perhaps abacuses.”
“The computational work of the input-output analysis (inversion of the matrix by an inferior pivot method, necessary because of that absence) was performed by thousands of people, for months using abacuses or turning the handles of primitive mechanical calculators.”
“Ombak Ampang Mall 301A, another browser's delight, is much more of a Southeast Asian enterprise, with colorful children's toys, vintage abacuses and vivid Sri Lankan textiles collected from founder Simon Gan 's extensive travels.”
“So to calm our nerves, we got out our abacuses and did some initial fooling around with projected popular vote.”
“The current Emperor dreams of space travel and has commissioned a team of mathematicians (called Computators) to wield their abacuses (Abacuses!) and make that dream a reality.”
“It had a good amount of stuff, and really good explanations, and hands-on things I now understand how abacuses work!”
“Why don't we all just mothball our computers and dust off our abacuses?”
“My first drafts always look like abacuses, those little lines are -- well -- everywhere.”
“Saturday, January 10, 2009 · 1. Hors d'oeuvre 2. Super Scrabble 3. Intelligent toasters that gauge the humidity of the bread to ensure consistently excellent toast 4. Bright red telephones 5. Nerdly joy in the knowledge that the plural of "abacus" is "abacuses”
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Interesting words that came to me in spam emails in the "From" field. Read in pairs by order added, add the initial of your choice, and you'll get a list of "names."
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