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Countinghouse   Listen

Office used by the accountants of a business.

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"Countinghouse" Quotes from Famous Books

... under the low lintel. Leaving the door ajar, amid the stench of mouldy limewash and stale cobwebs he undid his braces. Before sitting down he peered through a chink up at the nextdoor windows. The king was in his countinghouse. Nobody. ...
— Ulysses • James Joyce

... their undertaking,—a sum, for that time, truly enormous as the result of private combination for a doubtful experiment. That their enterprise might succeed, they must show a balance on the right side of the countinghouse ledger, as well as in their private accounts with their own souls. The liberty of praying when and how they would, must be balanced with an ability of paying when and as they ought. Nor is the resulting fact in this ...
— Among My Books - First Series • James Russell Lowell

Words linked to "Countinghouse" :   UK, business office, United Kingdom, Great Britain, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Britain, U.K., office

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