Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A sheet on which a tally is kept; specifically, a sheet containing a record of votes, as at a popular election.
“As I prayed I strove to quest back in my life and cast a hurried tally-sheet of my own worth and unworth.”
“The great conspiracy: A complete history of the famous tally-sheet cases: also, incidents of prison life, notorious criminals and their crimes; reflections ... personal and political life of the author by Simeon Coy”
“We set down a record of the games, and he went to bed happier if the tally-sheet showed him winner.”
“He was hand in glove with the set that lurked about the 'club-room' over the saloon, and almost any night could be seen at the faro-table fingering his chips and checking off the cards on his tally-sheet.”
“The company returned to the large dining-room, which, in the mean time, had been again transformed into a gaming-hall, with the usual accessories: a frame for the tally-sheet, a metal bowl to hold rejected playing-cards set in one end of the table, and, placed at intervals around it, were tablets on which the punter registered the amount of the stakes.”
“We kept a record of the games, and he went to bed happier if the tally-sheet showed a balance in his favor.”
“Laying-to to check one of the last of the few remaining boats which rode at anchor, Dickie consulted her tally-sheet and shook her head.”
“Shoving a tally-sheet before his eyes, she pointed to the totals.”
“She hasn't sent down the tally-sheet for my last scow.”
“Jennie'll get the tally-sheet of the last load for ye.”
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