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  • The author doing a little washing on his own account
    The author doing a little washing on his own account
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n accountancy the occupation of maintaining and auditing records and preparing financial reports for a business
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Account cards Account cards

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the U.S. peanuts account for 66% of all snack nuts
    • n Accountancy The art or employment of an accountant.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Brazil accounts for almost 1/3 of the world's coffee production, producing over 3-1/3 billion pounds of coffee each year.
    • n accountancy The art or practice of an accountant.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Mike Greenwell of the Boston Red Sox holds the major league record for the most RBIs that accounted for all of his team's runs. In 1996, he batted in nine runs in a game against the Seattle Mariners.
    • ns Accountancy the office or work of an accountant
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  • Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
    “Chance happens to all, but to turn chance to account is the gift of few.”
  • George Bernard Shaw
    “My father must have had some elementary education for he could read and write and keep accounts inaccurately”
  • George Bernard Shaw
    “That is the whole secret of successful fighting. Get your enemy at a disadvantage; and never, on any account, fight him on equal terms.”
  • Godfrey Bradman
    Godfrey Bradman
    “I wake up every morning and thank God I?m not a chartered accountant any longer, but involved with property.”
  • Barry Fantoni
    Barry Fantoni
    “Of course I'm doing something about my overdraft: I'm seeing my accountant.”
  • Jonathan Glancey
    Jonathan Glancey
    “The pen is mightier than the sword, but no match for the accountant.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. acconter—L. ad, to, computāre, to reckon. See Compute, Count.


In literature:

We have no certain account of the time and place at which Brother Kline was set forward to the ministry of the Word.
"Life and Labors of Elder John Kline, the Martyr Missionary" by John Kline
"The History of Sumatra" by William Marsden
He seemed to think it impossible, on account of the scandal it would bring on.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
In its main outlines this account is probable.
"Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
Account for the anxiety of companies and proprietors to secure colonists.
"History of the United States" by Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
We learned on landing, that a good deal of the anxiety I had felt on account of my slow progress from England had been thrown away.
"Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa Performed in the Years 1850-51, Volume 1" by James Richardson
It accounts for one fact; it does not account for another fact.
"The Relations Between Religion and Science" by Frederick, Lord Bishop of Exeter
Matthew, for example, devotes fifty verses to the account of the prophecy and the admonitions connected with it.
"Companion to the Bible" by E. P. Barrows
This year was especially favorable for transplanting on account of the many rains and cool weather.
"Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916" by Various
Here, then, we have the accountant making out the account, and the person accounting.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. X. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
There is but one exception to his abhorrence of accounts: he always contrives to make up a good account for himself.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XII. (of XII.)" by Edmund Burke
Life accounts for protoplasm, but what accounts for life?
"The Breath of Life" by John Burroughs
Recalled on account of his extreme unpopularity, 1688.
"The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History" by Various
He gave an account of his once having had charge of a powder-mill.
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
On the following day there was no travelling on account of excessive rain.
"The Student's Life of Washington; Condensed from the Larger Work of Washington Irving" by Washington Irving
If your book mentions nothing more than what you have told me, this account is of little use.
"The Lost Manuscript" by Gustav Freytag
The next day others of the Andrews party returned to us, and corroborated the accounts given by Mills.
"Capturing a Locomotive" by William Pittenger
I can't account for your touchiness.
"Fifty Contemporary One-Act Plays" by Various
Two or three days are of no account.
"With Fire and Sword" by Henryk Sienkiewicz
In the first chapter an account is given of a meeting of the brethren in order to elect a successor to the traitor Judas.
"Supernatural Religion, Vol. III. (of III)" by Walter Richard Cassels

In poetry:

"Phoebe! Phoebe! Where is the chit?
When I want her most she's out of the way.
Child, you're running a long account
Up, to be squared on Judgment-day.
"Phoebe's Wooing" by Horatio Alger Jr
From evil thoughts thy mind command,
As thou wou'dst keep from theft thy hand:
For ev'ry wicked work and thought,
Must to a strict account be brought!
"Advice, Concerning The Government Of Our Thoughts" by Rees Prichard
The family position was waning,
And on this account the little Aurelia,
Who had laughed on eighteen summers,
Now bears the palsied contact of Phidippus.
"Society" by Ezra Pound
Cou'd I my option have —— my soul
Wou'd chuse in Hell's fierce flames to roll,
Before it to God's bar wou'd mount,
For its misdeeds, there to account!
"The Unhappy State Of The Ungodly, After Death" by Rees Prichard
Thy whole account, with th' utmost care,
Ere thou art call'd to doom, prepare,
Trim thy dull lamp, thy white robe wear,
Before the dreadful pest comes near.
"A Warning To The Welsh, To Repent, Wrote At The Time A Great Plague Rag'd In London" by Rees Prichard
Public accountant with double entry
Enter in red war's final cast
In the black column the pacing sentry,
Old women picking the hogs' mast
For the Day of Jubilo
"Jubilo" by Allen Tate

In news:

"We will not rest until we find all who were involved and hold them accountable," Mr Obama said.
A copy of the register of checks written to the Elect Burchett account at First Tennessee Bank as provided to the News Sentinel.
Officials at a loss for words to account for damage caused by Hurricane Sandy.
In February 2010, Tiffany Bucher's bank sent her an e-mail she assumed was a mistake: Her company's checking account had been frozen and her $150,000 line of credit was being pulled.
Thought I'd share an interesting Thunder fact, courtesy of the Twitter account @ThunderStats.
A system designed to hold teachers accountable and reward achievers could soon become a mess that - 10:53 pm.
Tennessee's New School Accountability System Sets More Attainable Goals for Struggling Schools.
Why your relationship with your accountant is important.
Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma accounts for more than 50% of all Waldeyer ring lymphomas, which in turn account for about 15% of all head and neck lymphomas and about 50% of all extranodal head and neck lymphomas.
After years of relying on an accountant to handle his bookkeeping, Creel now processes his own monthly reports, as well as accounts receivable and payable, and depends on his accountant only for quarterly and year-end tax filing.
When to Hire a Staff Accountant or Bookkeeper Many small entrepreneurs can probably stick to outsourcing accounting or bookkeeping services for quite some time.
Mr Brach 's main responsibilities as Sr. National Account Manager was to execute all facets of selling and marketing of the beverage product line with on-premise national accounts and mulit-unit restaurant chains in 48 states.
With the going rate for interest checking accounts hovering around a fraction of 1%, many customers are turning to the high-yield checking accounts offered at banks and credit unions.
It Suite ( is a complete digital document management solution that includes software, training and implementation methodology developed by accountants for accountants.
Romney's tax forms show he had a bank account in Switzerland, which he closed in 2010, and accounts in Bermuda and the Cayman Islands.

In science:

Taking into account the spherical coordinates of χt (p) determined above, one deduces haA+bB (χt (p)) = 0, for every t ∈ [0, π ].
Hamiltonian symplectomorphisms and the Berry phase
When the cluster gravity and the interaction between stellar winds is taken into account, we suspect that the gas density can be substantially larger than this value, although a hydrodynamic investigation is certainly merited.
Bondi-Hoyle-Lyttleton Accretion Model for Low-luminosity X-ray Sources in Globular Clusters
We would like to stress that if the IACN model we propose accounts for a very small fraction of the DCXSs, then rather stringent constraints may be placed on the properties of the intracluster gas and/or the number of NSs able to accrete.
Bondi-Hoyle-Lyttleton Accretion Model for Low-luminosity X-ray Sources in Globular Clusters
So the hadronization process, i.e. gluons, enhance the decay rate Γ11 by a factor ≈ 2 to account for the observed drop in semi-leptonic branching fraction.
Like-sign dimuon charge asymmetry in the decay of B B-bar pairs
For transformation of the Einstein equations to the form (2.6) it is necessary to take into account, that in view of the equations (2.1) the follow equation is valid a + 4λ = κmρ cos η + 4λ.
General exact solution of the Einstein-Dirac equations with the cosmological constant in homogeneous space
A is the area of the hyperboloid’s surface corresponding to the region bounded by the closed path C ∈ C+, with taking into account the equation K0 |ψ0 i = k |ψ0i.
Smooth Loops, Generalized Coherent States and Geometric Phases
The high ambient density of the medium surrounding the source may also account for the X-ray luminosity, since Stevens et al. (1999) propose the the radio source is coincident with a point source as observed by ROSAT.
Global VLBI Observations of Compact Radio Sources in M82
The detection of continuous gravitational-wave signals requires to account for the motion of the detector with respect to the solar system barycenter in the data analysis.
Resampled random processes in gravitational-wave data analysis
Here we took into account that for sufficiently big γ the transverse fields are strongly enhanced and we need only to take into account the transverse transitions.
Space-Time Evolution of the Oscillator, Rapidly moving in a random media
Half thousand years ago Fra Luca Pacioli, a teacher of Leonardo da Vinci set standards of Venice accounting (i.e. the double accounting) and for the theory of perspective.
Fixed point theorem for simple quantum strategies in quantum market games
This mode of operation requires the user to have an account on the resource and implements enforcement by privileges of the account.
Fine-Grained Authorization for Job Execution in the Grid: Design and Implementation
Since the JMI is run under the user’s local credential, as defined by the user’s account, the operating system and local job control system are able to enforce local policy on the JMI and user job by the policy tied to that account.
Fine-Grained Authorization for Job Execution in the Grid: Design and Implementation
Often, (5) is handled by working with “shared accounts” (which, however, introduce many security, audit, accounting and other problems) or by providing a limited implementation of dynamic accounts [6,13,14].
Fine-Grained Authorization for Job Execution in the Grid: Design and Implementation
Dynamic accounts are accounts created and configured on the fly by a resource management facility.
Fine-Grained Authorization for Job Execution in the Grid: Design and Implementation
This enables the resource management system to run jobs on a system for users that do not have an account on that system, and it also enables account configuration relevant to policies for a particular resource management request as opposed to a static user’s configuration.
Fine-Grained Authorization for Job Execution in the Grid: Design and Implementation