counting house

Origin of counting house

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50
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Examples from the Web for counting house

Historical Examples of counting house

  • The land of Phoenicia had always been a counting-house without a soul.

    Ancient Man

    Hendrik Willem van Loon

  • By this time he had placed chairs for them in the counting-house.

    Little Dorrit

    Charles Dickens

  • I wouldn't go on to the Counting-house this morning if I was you, sir.'

    Little Dorrit

    Charles Dickens

  • The usual diligence and order of the Counting-house at the Works were overthrown.

    Little Dorrit

    Charles Dickens

  • I had, indeed, no respect nor any liking for the young fellows of the counting-house.

    That Boy Of Norcott's

    Charles James Lever


British Dictionary definitions for counting house

counting house

noun
  1. rare, mainly British a room or building used by the accountants of a business
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