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  • noun Plural form of reckoner.

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Examples

  • My verdict: that The Treasury has no clue where this extra tax revenue is going to come from, and that the Tories are justified in trying to illustrate the size of this black hole by making the standard mechanism (of using PBR08 ready reckoners) to express it in terms of 3p on the basic rate of tax.

    Gordon Brown, Charlie Whelan and Me

  • My verdict: that The Treasury has no clue where this extra tax revenue is going to come from, and that the Tories are justified in trying to illustrate the size of this black hole by making the standard mechanism (of using PBR08 ready reckoners) to express it in terms of 3p on the basic rate of tax.

    The Budget bombshells revealed

  • More or less, they have become ready reckoners for those who wish to know the latest information as well the history of the ultra Left wing movement in the country.

    Red bloggers game for cyber cops

  • In 1816 the best reckoners in Saumur estimated the landed property of the worthy man at nearly four millions; but as, on an average, he had made yearly, from 1793 to 1817, a hundred thousand francs out of that property, it was fair to presume that he possessed in actual money a sum nearly equal to the value of his estate.

    Eug�nie Grandet

  • Formerly I'd have claimed that such piloting by second-hand eyeballs, with neither instruments nor reckoners to help, was impossible.

    Operation Luna

  • In addition, the dead reckoners of a tread-driven cruiser are surprisingly accurate; the treads literally measure every yard of ground as they pass over it and a little differential gadget compares the treads and keeps just as careful track of direction.

    The Past Through Tomorrow

  • DEAR SISTER, -- You have doubtless been for some time in expectation of hearing from Hampshire, and perhaps wondered a little we were in our old age grown such bad reckoners, but so it was, for Cassy certainly expected to have been brought to bed a month ago; however, last night the time came, and without a great deal of warning, everything was soon happily over.

    Jane Austen, Her Life and Letters A Family Record

  • This method of grouping the figures soon becomes easy and reduces the labor of addition about one-half, while those somewhat expert may group three or more figures, still more reducing the time and labor, and sometimes two or more columns may be added at once, by ready reckoners.

    Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889

  • What a mass of books on engineering and on ship-building and on road-making; what quantities of tables and ready-reckoners, all that civilization must have produced and depended upon.

    First and Last

  • But let the wise be warned against too great readiness at explanation: it multiplies the sources of mistake, lengthening the sum for reckoners sure to go wrong.

    Middlemarch

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