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COUNTER, Eng. law. The name of an ancient prison in the city of London, which has now been demolished.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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When I go out into the sun and come home, most people's reaction is to reach for a Geiger counter.
Yuri Hasegawa, a 45-year-old Fukushima mother, is so worried she has bought a Geiger counter and has a stockpile of masks.
Another cartoon showed two people standing in front of a pool of water while wearing nuclear protection suits and holding a Geiger counter, saying water sport facilities had already been built at Fukushima.
Can holidaymakers expect warning signs on the coastal footpath - perhaps with the option of being scanned by a Geiger counter!
Witness "particle noise" (2013), which uses a Geiger counter as its sound source.
JAMES Bond's geiger counter wristwatch from hit movie Thunderball has turned up following years of mystery about its whereabouts after it was found at a car boot sale.
Gonzalez drives a research vehicle or "Paranormal Ambulance" equipped with the requisite gear necessary to investigate UFOs: a Geiger counter, an EMF scanner, infrared cameras, and of course, a Sony HandyCam camcorder with night vision.
While searching for the Germans near Toulouse, France, Augustine turned on the Geiger counter that he had brought along.
Slavchev said that the representatives of the Economy Ministry and of the Regional Inspectorate for the Preservation and Control of Public Health (RIOKOZ) had done nothing further than measure radiation with a Geiger counter.
So next time you visit the produce aisle in Japan, don't forget your Geiger counter. And worse, this is just one of a long list of items that have been found to be radioactive.
The random generator was made up of a radioactive source (strontium 90), a Geiger counter, and a four-step electronic switch controlling four lamps.
Most people think a Geiger counter is expensive to make or difficult to get.