Thus, Goldman found them a willing buyer for the junk piled into abacus.
But abacus and similar deals were already sucking money out of Rhineland, according to a person familiar with the matter.
abacus, a square tablet which crowns the capital of the column.
This, as pictured in the text, is the common Gerbert abacus.
The height of the abacus is one seventh of the height of the capital.
The flowers on the four sides are to be made as large as the height of the abacus.
The abacus has a width equivalent to the thickness of the bottom of a column.
The abacus is the crowning member of the capital, as the capital is of the column.
But evidently the projecting corners of the abacus at a, Fig.
The steeper the slope of the bell, the thinner may be the abacus.
late 14c., "sand table for drawing, calculating, etc.," from Latin abacus, from Greek abax (genitive abakos) "counting table," from Hebrew abaq "dust," from root a-b-q "to fly off." Originally a drawing board covered with dust or sand that could be written on to do mathematical equations. Specific reference to a counting frame is 17c. or later.