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counting house

A building once used primarily for accounting and bookkeeping.
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At this point Seward, who was watching the front of the countinghouse, alerted the others that a second man--another clerk later identified as Jacob Weaver--was approaching the store.
13) As a result of his singular importance, the laws of the Inquisition were suspended, and Levy became the first professing Jew to own a sugar plantation on the island and was even allowed to observe the Sabbath by closing his countinghouse on Saturdays.
The more-fun intercooler may not ever make it past the killjoys in the Buick countinghouse and the marketing molehill, but the notion of improving the car's handling characteristics sure has.