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tally

[′tal·ē]
(mining engineering)
A mark, number, or tin ticket placed by the miner on each car of coal or ore that is sent from the work place, thus facilitating a count or tally of all the filled cars.
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Tally sticks, or craft sticks, are an inexpensive tool for the next step in representing quantities.
Some teachers resorted to the "tally stick", infamous in Irish folk memory.
He mentions neither tally stick nor the punishments for speaking Irish, but has left a memorable account (1970: 53-57) of other difficulties.