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counting room

noun
1.
counting house.
Origin of counting room
1705-1715
First recorded in 1705-15
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  • The Mayor's office has been transformed into a counting room.

    The Johnstown Horror James Herbert Walker
  • There was a sort of counting room first, and that was vacant now.

    A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia

    Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • James Redwood was summoned one morning to the counting room of his employer.

    Cast Upon the Breakers Horatio Alger
  • He then became a merchant—apprentice in his father's counting room.

  • Over the counting room was an apartment in which two of the ostlers slept.

    Try Again

    Oliver Optic
  • "I thought I could fix it," said Edward, complacently, as they left the counting room.

    Try Again

    Oliver Optic
  • Our hero is learning business in the counting room of Mr. Compton.

    Do and Dare Horatio Alger, Jr.
  • "I will furnish you with something much better than that;" and Mr. Bayard left the counting room.

    Now or Never Oliver Optic
  • The dapper clerk came running into the counting room to attend the summons of his employer.

    Now or Never Oliver Optic
  • Daily came a letter from Hill, although Hill was not in Hiram's counting room.

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