from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any card on which a record is kept, especially of the scores in a game or of the coups in banking-games.
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The next day he rose early, and while the rest of his suite were sleeping went out unattended, returning before breakfast was over with a tally-card showing a killing of thirteen dinosaurs, twenty-seven megatheriums, and about six tons of chlamy-dophori, not to mention a mammoth jack-rabbit that some idiot had told him was the only specimen in the world of the monodelphian mollycoddle.
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