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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Counting-house the house or room in which merchants keep their accounts and transact business
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  • Aaron Hill
    Aaron Hill
    “Courage is poorly housed that dwells in numbers; the lion never counts the herd that are about him, nor weighs how many flocks he has to scatter.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    “If he really thinks there is no distinction between vice and virtue, when he leaves our houses let us count our spoons.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. cunter (Fr. compter)—L. computāre.


In literature:

We were sitting round the supper-table at Count Tolstoy's house in Moscow.
"Russian Rambles" by Isabel F. Hapgood
Soon after came transfer from the counting-house to the fur trade.
"Heralds of Empire" by Agnes C. Laut
It happened one day that Antonio went with his grandfather to the Count's great house.
"Fifty Famous Stories Retold" by James Baldwin
Hope and joy were reinstated in my bosom, and I hasted to Thetford's counting-house.
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
Storri had not counted on this; those sacred White House walls should have protected him.
"The President" by Alfred Henry Lewis
Von Gleichen, on the other hand, shows the Count making love to a daughter of Madame Lambert, and lodging in the house of the mother.
"Historical Mysteries" by Andrew Lang
And when thou has done, stand before the counting-house door.
"The Growth of English Drama" by Arnold Wynne
On the evening before he started, he called Charlie down into his counting house.
"With Clive in India" by G. A. Henty
Rudd had ceased to count in House politics.
"The Loom of Youth" by Alec Waugh
One knows very well how little the average costume counts in a theatre, opera house or ball-room.
"Woman as Decoration" by Emily Burbank
A clerk in the counting-house says: I distinctly remember the afternoon of the murder.
"My Lady Nicotine" by J. M. Barrie
Seconds count when a house or barn is on fire.
"Boy Scouts on a Long Hike" by Archibald Lee Fletcher
It replaces common Asphalting on Terraces, Lobbies, Counting-houses, Office Floors, etc.
"Scientific American, Volume XXIV., No. 12, March 18, 1871" by Various
From my window I can count fifteen houses with this flag floating over them.
"Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris" by Henry Labouchère
At length the hour of shutting up the counting-house arrived.
"A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens
A few years ago I could have described the solitude of the deserted counting-house, and made a really effective scene of it.
"Double Trouble" by Herbert Quick
But the young Count of Wurtemberg hid his Maid in his house, and afterwards contrived to get her secretly out of the town.
"The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2)" by Anatole France
Its first real effect was observable in the counting-house of the Hamburg owners.
"The Stowaway Girl" by Louis Tracy
When he had counted a hundred, he stepped over the meadow fence and came to the good woman's house.
"Tell Me Another Story" by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
I counted the pieces before the custom-house officer came along.
"The Independence of Claire" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey

In poetry:

No numbers have counted my tallies,
No tribes my house can fill,
I sit by the shining Fount of Life
And pour the deluge still;
"Song Of Nature" by Henry David Thoreau
No numbers have counted my tallies,
No tribes my house can fill,
I sit by the shining Fount of Life,
And pour the deluge still;
"Song of Nature" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
This is the street and the dwelling,
Let me count the houses o'er;
Yes,--one, two, three from the corner,
And the house that I love makes four.
"Embalmed" by Susan Coolidge
A shed, whose entrance fac'd the house--
This held a treasure--three sleek cows;
Whose profits, studiously to count,
Would quickly rise to some amount.
"Happiness" by William Hutton
The lilacs in the sunshine lift
    Their plumes of dear old-fashioned flowers
Whose fragrance fills the silent house
    Where, left alone, I count the hours.
"At Home from Church" by Sarah Orne Jewett
That's the strangest thing
Of all the story: she has disappeared,
As well as he. There lay the count, stone-dead,
White as my apron. The whole house was empty,
Just as I told you.
"Within and Without: Part II: A Dramatic Poem" by George MacDonald

In news:

Vallejo, which housed at best count a couple dozen store-front dispensaries by early this year, has no medical marijuana sales permitting process, nor a specific ban on it.
That doesn't even count what the $754 million donors gave to the House and $363 million to Senate elections.
The 2010 census said about 15 thousand people lived in Williston, but that doesn`t count people living in temporary housing.
A city man has waived his preliminary hearing on multiple counts of forgery that were filed after he forged 15 checks that his girlfriend kept at the house the two share, city police said.
GREENSBORO — Runner Charlie Engle, who was convicted two years ago of 12 counts of mortgage fraud, has finished his sentence and left a Greensboro halfway house .
After the 2011 count, The Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded northern Michigan more than $726,000.
House of Representatives 56th District Ryhal leads with more than half votes counted.
Allen West has finally conceded his house race to Democrat Patrick Murphy after two weeks of challenging the vote count.
Early seat counts indicate Republicans could take both houses.
Court papers show Teresa Freeman was charged with one count of custodial sexual relations for having sexual relations with a parolee she supervised at a Salt Lake City halfway house.
We could count the ways in which Mr Ratner has broken his promises over the years, on jobs, housing, subsidies, timetables, architects … the list goes on and on, but we'll leave that up to Norman Oder.
Cleveland County provisional ballots to be counted in close House race.
A Ramsey County jury acquitted 3M engineer Charlie Pearman Blackwell on all counts related to his soldier-wife's accusations that he raped her and wouldn't let her leave their house.
It may be the end of the week before election officials can say who won the race for Pennsylvania's 131st House seat but as more absentee ballots are counted, the race's leader has changed.
WASHINGTON – The congressman heading up Democratic efforts to retake the House next year is counting on the Sunshine State to play a pivotal role.

In science:

Reduce system dimensions, in order to enable the installation of two Sum-Triggers close to the signal receivers in the counting house.
New improved Sum-Trigger system for the MAGIC telescopes
The complete TOD for Planck will take up of order 1 Terabyte (=1012 bytes) of storage (without counting house-keeping and pointing data).
Statistical Challenges of Cosmic Microwave Background Analysis
The analog signals were then sent via 160 m long optical links into the counting house were they were digitized by the MAGIC-DAQ at a sampling frequency of 2 GSamples/s each time the readout was triggered by a cosmic ray shower.
Detection of Cherenkov light from air showers with Geiger-APDs
The main hardware components of the high voltage system are: the power supply crate; the high voltage modules; the counting house patch panels; the detector patch panels; and all connecting cables. A detailed description of the hardware system is available in .
Characterisation of the VELO High Voltage System
The connectivity of the long distance cables that link the counting house and detector patch panels were tested after the in-situ installation of the connectors.
Characterisation of the VELO High Voltage System