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  • n. One who tallies, who counts.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who keeps tally.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which tallies; one who keeps a tally.
  • n. Same as teller, 1 .
  • n. In some card-games, the banker. See tally, intransitive verb, 2.


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  • Formerly accounts were kept, and large sums of money paid and received, by the King's Exchequer, with little other form than the exchange or delivery of tallies, pieces of wood notched or scored, corresponding blocks being kept by the parties to the account; and from this usage one of the head officers of the Exchequer was called the tallier, or teller.

    The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Mar/Apr 1664/65

  • Even the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the official tallier of the nation's joblessness, stoops to shed.

    Can we ban the word 'shed' from jobs reports, already?

  • It was true when George W. Bush made 77 visits to his ranch in Crawford and spent all or part of 490 days there during his presidency, according to CBS News 'Mark Knoller, official tallier of presidential downtime.

    Unfair attacks on Michelle Obama's Spanish vacation

  • There were four observers at each of the eight tables: two observers (one for each candidate) observed the reader of the ballot and two observers (again one for each candidate) observed the tallier.


  • After spending over 20 minutes with a rather sharp phone tallier for Conyers, his honest and surprisingly candid answers to my questions came to this, for the most part it's better that you contact your local politicians.

    Suddenly, Impeachment Hearings Are Looking Like a Strong Possibility

  • Best not to be a strict tallier of time, he reasoned.

    Heaven Lake

  • Maybe a parent gives a sibling more attention or someone has a bigger house than you, but the jealousy itself is not the tallier of how upset you are with another person.

    Beth and Lee's Blog


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