from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A notched stick used as a tally or reckoning.


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  • Each family had its own nick-stick, and for each loaf as delivered a notch was made on the stick.

    The Antiquary

  • Being, as you knows, of rather an emigrating disposition, and objecting to make a nick-stick of my life by marking down each Christmas

    Jorrocks' Jaunts and Jollities


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