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TAL'LY, n.

1. A piece of wood on which notches or scores are cut, as the marks of number. In purchasing and selling, it is customary for traders to have two sticks, or one stick cleft into two parts, and to mark with a score or notch on each, the number or quantity of goods delivered; the seller keeping one stick, and the purchaser the other. Before the use of writing, this or something like it was the only method of keeping accounts, and tallies are received as evidence in courts of justice. In the English exchequer are tallies of loans, one part being kept in the exchequer, the other being given to the creditor in lieu of an obligation for money lent to government.

2. One thing made to suit another.

They were framed the tallies for each other.

TAL'LY, v.t. To score with correspondent notches; to fit; to suit; to make to correspond.

They are not so well tallied to the present juncture.

1. In seamanship, to pull aft the sheets or lower corners of the main and fore-sail.

TAL'LY, v.i. To be fitted; to suit; to correspond.

I found pieces of tiles that exactly tallied with the channel.



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TAL'LY, n.

1. A piece of wood on which notches or scores are cut, as the marks of number. In purchasing and selling, it is customary for traders to have two sticks, or one stick cleft into two parts, and to mark with a score or notch on each, the number or quantity of goods delivered; the seller keeping one stick, and the purchaser the other. Before the use of writing, this or something like it was the only method of keeping accounts, and tallies are received as evidence in courts of justice. In the English exchequer are tallies of loans, one part being kept in the exchequer, the other being given to the creditor in lieu of an obligation for money lent to government.

2. One thing made to suit another.

They were framed the tallies for each other.

TAL'LY, v.t. To score with correspondent notches; to fit; to suit; to make to correspond.

They are not so well tallied to the present juncture.

1. In seamanship, to pull aft the sheets or lower corners of the main and fore-sail.

TAL'LY, v.i. To be fitted; to suit; to correspond.

I found pieces of tiles that exactly tallied with the channel.

TALL'Y, adv.

Stoutly; with spirit. [Obs.] Beaum.


TAL'LY, n. [Fr. tailler, Port. talhar, Sp. tallar, to cut. See Tail.]

  1. A piece of wood on which notches or scores are cut, as the marks of number. In purchasing and selling, it is customary for traders to have two sticks, or one stick cleft into two parts, and to mark with a score or notch on each, the number or quantity of goods delivered; the seller keeping one stick, and the purchaser the other. Before the use of writing, this or something like it was the only method of keeping accounts, and tallies are received as evidence of courts of justice. In the English exchequer are tallies of loans, one part being kept in the exchequer, the other being given to the creditor in lieu of an obligation for money lent to government. Cyc.
  2. One thing made to suit another. They were framed the tallies for each other. Dryden.

TAL'LY, v.i.

To be fitted; to suit; to correspond. I found pieces of tiles that exactly tallied with the channel. Addison.


TAL'LY, v.t.

  1. To score with correspondent notches; to fit; to suit; to make to correspond. They are not so well tallied to the present juncture. Pope.
  2. In seamanship, to pull aft the sheets or lower corners of the main and fore-sail.

Tal"ly
  1. Originally, a piece of wood on which notches or scores were cut, as the marks of number; later, one of two books, sheets of paper, etc., on which corresponding accounts were kept.

    * In purshasing and selling, it was once customary for traders to have two sticks, or one stick cleft into two parts, and to mark with a score or notch, on each, the number or quantity of goods delivered, -- the seller keeping one stick, and the purchaser the other. Before the use of writing, this, or something like it, was the only method of keeping accounts; and tallies were received as evidence in courts of justice. In the English exchequer were tallies of loans, one part being kept in the exchequer, the other being given to the creditor in lieu of an obligation for money lent to government.

  2. To score with correspondent notches] hence, to make to correspond; to cause to fit or suit.

    They are not so well tallied to the present juncture. Pope.

  3. To be fitted; to suit; to correspond; to match.

    I found pieces of tiles that exactly tallied with the channel. Addison.

    Your idea . . . tallies exactly with mine. Walpole.

  4. Stoutly; with spirit.

    [Obs.] Beau. *** Fl.
  5. Hence, any account or score kept by notches or marks, whether on wood or paper, or in a book; especially, one kept in duplicate.
  6. To check off, as parcels of freight going inboard or outboard.

    W. C. Russell.

    Tally on (Naut.), to dovetail together.

  7. To make a tally; to score; as, to tally in a game.

    Tally on (Naut.), to man a rope for hauling, the men standing in a line or tail.

  8. One thing made to suit another; a match; a mate.

    They were framed the tallies for each other. Dryden.

  9. A notch, mark, or score made on or in a tally; as, to make or earn a tally in a game.
  10. A tally shop. See Tally shop, below.

    Tally shop, a shop at which goods or articles are sold to customers on account, the account being kept in corresponding books, one called the tally, kept by the buyer, the other the counter tally, kept by the seller, and the payments being made weekly or otherwise by agreement. The trade thus regulated is called tally trade. Eng. Encyc. -- To strike tallies, to act in correspondence, or alike. [Obs.] Fuller.

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Tally

TAL'LY, noun

1. A piece of wood on which notches or scores are cut, as the marks of number. In purchasing and selling, it is customary for traders to have two sticks, or one stick cleft into two parts, and to mark with a score or notch on each, the number or quantity of goods delivered; the seller keeping one stick, and the purchaser the other. Before the use of writing, this or something like it was the only method of keeping accounts, and tallies are received as evidence in courts of justice. In the English exchequer are tallies of loans, one part being kept in the exchequer, the other being given to the creditor in lieu of an obligation for money lent to government.

2. One thing made to suit another.

They were framed the tallies for each other.

TAL'LY, verb transitive To score with correspondent notches; to fit; to suit; to make to correspond.

They are not so well tallied to the present juncture.

1. In seamanship, to pull aft the sheets or lower corners of the main and fore-sail.

TAL'LY, verb intransitive To be fitted; to suit; to correspond.

I found pieces of tiles that exactly tallied with the channel.

TALL'Y, adverb Stoutly; with spirit.

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