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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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Each kiosk station also has an under-the-counter U-shaped purse hook, a design Woodland and his wife saw during a vacation in Europe.
That's a loophole that needs to be closed before our game is sucked into the murky under-the-counter culture of the Juniors.
The Sony Liv line, which includes eight products, ranges from a $29.99 clock radio to a $399.99 under-the-counter CD/TV clock radio with most items falling under $80.
For a modest collection, U-Line makes a popular wine captain, a 48-bottle, built-in, under-the-counter refrigeration unit with slide-out wine racks in three temperature zones.
Despite what the Kenyons of this world might say in their attempts to titillate the otherwise disinterested, a little bit of under-the-counter activity is never entirely unwelcome when you're working out how to line your pockets on a Saturday morning.
To enhance the high-end styling of its Echelon series of under-the-counter refrigeration and ice-making units, U-Line Corp.
The CD Kitchen Clock Radio has an under-the-counter mount design, an easy-clean surface, magnetic remote control, and a TV/Weather/ FM/AM digital tuner.
Just seven by nine square feet, Judy's wine room holds about 750 bottles in built-in wall racks and in two under-the-counter units.
It's about the size of an under-the-counter dishwasher and is cheaper to install than standard side-by-side or stacked equipment."
The diplomatic offices kept records of their special funds in under-the-counter account books, and the ministry was well aware of the practice, the source said.
One design makes use of an under-the-counter storage compartment in an island; the other takes advantage of a cabinet built into a wall.
When our investigator called for the under-the-counter Viagra, Shah seemed nervous at a strange face.