Frobisher shrugged his shoulders, and went on totting a line of figures in his memorandum-book.
totting, bone-picking, either peripatetically or at the dust-heaps.
Lady Linlithgow sat, totting up her figures, but said nothing.
But what about me, when it comes to totting up your travelling allowances later on?
And this time poor Jamie added up like a schoolboy, totting each figure.
But I at least can find no critical abacus on which, by totting up the values of both, I can make one greatly outvalue the other.
Who would go to the trouble of totting up extra figures for trifles of that sort?
"That's a little bit o' better," said Old Mat comfortably, totting up his accounts.
"little child," 1725, Scottish, of uncertain origin, perhaps a shortened form of totter, or related to Old Norse tottr, nickname of a dwarf (cf. Swedish tutte "little child," Danish tommel-tot "little child," in which the first element means "thumb").
"to reckon up," 1760, from tot (n.), first recorded 1680s, short for total.