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Tallys

[tal-is] /ˈtæl ɪs/
noun
1.
Thomas, Tallis, Thomas.

Tallis

or Tallys, Talys

[tal-is] /ˈtæl ɪs/
noun
1.
Thomas, c1505–85, English organist and composer, especially of church music.
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  • I did give him the best answer I could to pay him with Tallys, and that is all they could get from me.

  • In spite of the discomfort the little black imps caused, the scouts had to laugh at Tallys form of condolence.

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  • Instantly, the wild beast was up and about to spring again, when a shot from Tallys gun ended its preying.

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  • Weve got to trust to Tallys guidance, pards, so let us do exactly as he thinks best, added Mr. Gilroy.

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  • But it began nowhere and endedwell, it terminated suddenly just ahead of Tallys next step!

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  • The sound of falling water now attracted Tallys attention, and he broke into the heavy undergrowth to locate the stream.

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  • Just then Tallys voice was heard calling for them, and the scouts jumped back into the saddles and rode forward.

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  • As they were nearing the top of the peak, Tallys horse suddenly fell over on its side and kicked its heels wildly.

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  • Thence to the discoursing of putting some sums of money in order and Tallys, which we did pretty well.

  • Hence to the Exchequer from office to office, to set my business of my Tallys in doing, and there all the morning.

British Dictionary definitions for Tallys

tallis

/ˈtɑlis/
noun
1.
(Judaism) a fringed shawl worn by Jewish men during morning prayers
Word Origin
from Hebrew, literally: a cover

Tallis

/ˈtælɪs/
noun
1.
Thomas. ?1505–85, English composer and organist; noted for his music for the Anglican liturgy
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