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abacus

General Crossword Questions for “abacus”

  • Calculating device
  • Beaded counting frame
  • Counter
  • Old counter
  • Counting frame
  • Where an adder slides to and fro?
  • Four keys introduce us to computer
  • A Hackney revolutionary at the Guardian? You can count on it!
  • Calculator used in French exam in Australia
  • Article on scuba divers, one reckons
  • A graduate copper's calculator
  • Chinese takeaway counter?
  • A taxi is turning up to get us - count on it
  • Bill using public transport? You can count on it
  • A number in a vehicle counter
  • A carousing god missing church? You'd count on it!
  • Couple from Punjab at last have end of semolina (and a bit of custard) under the counter
  • Counter beginners' account at the Guardian
  • You can count on a god abandoning church
  • Counter to sound of group swear word?
  • Calculator nearly makes a graduate swear
  • A taxi picked up by American? You can count on it
  • An old calculator may make a graduate swear endlessly
  • Counting device

Encyclopedia

  • A Chinese abacus. Calculating-Table by Gregor Reisch: Margarita Philosophica, 1508. The woodcut shows Arithmetica instructing an algorist and an abacist (inaccurately represented as Boethius and Pythagoras) The abacus, also called a counting frame, is a calculating tool used primarily in parts. — “Abacus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • A reconstruction of a Roman Hand Abacus, made by the RGZ Museum in Mainz, 1977. The Romans developed the Roman hand abacus, a portable, but less capable, base-10 version of the previous Babylonian abacus. It was the first portable calculating device for engineers, merchants and presumably. — “Roman abacus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Sometimes blind people will use an abacus, because they can feel the numbers easily. The most common abacuses work by moving beads on rods. Abacuses can do addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and people can use them to find the square root of whole numbers. — “Abacus - Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, simple.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • In his large study, the walls of which were hung to the ceiling with Persian rugs, bearskins, and weapons, sat Dolokhov in a traveling cloak and high boots, at an open desk on which lay abacus and some bundles of paper money. — “War and Peace” by Leo Tolstoy
  • In his large study, the walls of which were hung to the ceiling with Persian rugs, bearskins, and weapons, sat Dolokhov in a traveling cloak and high boots, at an open desk on which lay abacus and some bundles of paper money. — “War and Peace” by Leo Tolstoy

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