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TALLIES, evidence. The parts of a piece of wood out in two, which persons use to denote the quantity of goods supplied by one to the other. Poth. Obl. pt. 4, c. 1, art. 2, Sec. 7.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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But I doubt not, that leathern tally, meant for man, was taken off in Heaven, when the white fowl flew to join the wing-folding, the invoking, and adoring cherubim!
He, too put me at once in communication with the proper officials, and I saw that their tally was correct with the original invoice.
"My daughter and I decided that Croxteth Hall would be the perfect home for Tally as there will be so much more room for him to run around in.
Tally's decision to allow his name to go forward sets a huge challenge to the five-man selection panel, who must now decide whether to opt for an outside manager for the first time in the history of Down football.
Yet, that doesn't guarantee an overall second place in the medals tally.
This final volume opens with Tally, Shay, and their friends, who have been transformed again from frivolous pretties into Specials: their senses honed, their bodies almost indestructible, their nails and teeth filed weapon-sharp.
With the majority of deep-ocean waters unmapped and not easily accessible, searching for new drugs from the seas could be a difficult and costly task, says Frank Tally of Cubist Pharmaceuticals, based in Lexington, Mass.
Tally recorded revenue of approximately USD90m in 2010.
Salvadore Tally on his front porch, his booming "Yeah?" shook me to my shoes and made me drop the doves in the gravel.
Senator Benigno Aquino III's victory in the Philippine election was all but confirmed by the Congress's official tally on Thursday, with the count near an end and his official declaration as President due early next week, according to Reuters.
military tally puts the death toll of Iraqi civilians and security forces in the bloodiest years of the war thousands below Iraqi government figures.
Like Toni Morrison's beginnings and endings, Justine Tally's comparison of Beloved to a parchment that has been variously inscribed, the previous texts having thus been imperfectly erased and therefore still partly visible, is well nigh perfect to introduce her Origins.