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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tally \Tal"ly\, n.; pl. Tallies. [OE. taile, taille, F. taille
     a cutting, cut tally, fr. tailler to cut, but influenced
     probably by taill['e], p. p. of tailler. See Tailor, and
     cf. Tail a limitation, Taille, Tallage.]
     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.
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     Note: 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
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     2. Hence, any account or score kept by notches or marks,
        whether on wood or paper, or in a book; especially, one
        kept in duplicate.
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     3. One thing made to suit another; a match; a mate.
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              They were framed the tallies for each other.
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     4. A notch, mark, or score made on or in a tally; as, to make
        or earn a tally in a game.
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     5. A tally shop. See Tally shop, below.
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     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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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tally \Tal"ly\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tallied; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Tallying.] [Cf. F. tialler to cut. See Tally, n.]
     1. To score with correspondent notches; hence, to make to
        correspond; to cause to fit or suit.
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              They are not so well tallied to the present
              juncture.                             --Pope.
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     2. (Naut.) To check off, as parcels of freight going inboard
        or outboard. --W. C. Russell.
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     Tally on (Naut.), to dovetail together.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tally \Tal"ly\, v. i.
     1. To be fitted; to suit; to correspond; to match.
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              I found pieces of tiles that exactly tallied with
              the channel.                          --Addison.
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              Your idea . . . tallies exactly with mine.
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     2. To make a tally; to score; as, to tally in a game.
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     Tally on (Naut.), to man a rope for hauling, the men
        standing in a line or tail.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tally \Tal"ly\, adv. [See Tall, a.]
     Stoutly; with spirit. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a score in baseball made by a runner touching all four
           bases safely; "the Yankees scored 3 runs in the bottom of
           the 9th"; "their first tally came in the 3rd inning" [syn:
           run, tally]
      2: a bill for an amount due [syn: reckoning, tally]
      3: the act of counting; reciting numbers in ascending order;
         "the counting continued for several hours" [syn: count,
         counting, numeration, enumeration, reckoning,
      v 1: be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their
           characteristics; "The two stories don't agree in many
           details"; "The handwriting checks with the signature on the
           check"; "The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on
           the gun" [syn: match, fit, correspond, check,
           jibe, gibe, tally, agree] [ant: disaccord,
           disagree, discord]
      2: gain points in a game; "The home team scored many times"; "He
         hit a home run"; "He hit .300 in the past season" [syn:
         score, hit, tally, rack up]
      3: keep score, as in games [syn: tally, chalk up]
      4: determine the sum of; "Add all the people in this town to
         those of the neighboring town" [syn: total, tot, tot
         up, sum, sum up, summate, tote up, add, add
         together, tally, add up]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  334 Moby Thesaurus words for "tally":
     a reckoning of, accommodate, accommodate with, accord, accordance,
     account, account current, account of, account rendered,
     account stated, accounting, acta, active list, adapt, adapt to,
     add, add up, addition, adjust, adjust to, affinity, aggregate,
     agree, agree with, agreement, algebraize, ally, alter ego, amount,
     analogon, analogue, annual, answer to, assent, assimilate to,
     associate, assort with, balance, be consistent, be guided by,
     be of one, be uniform with, bend, billhead, blacklist, book,
     book stamp, bookplate, box score, brand, brief, broad arrow,
     brother, bulletin, cachet, calculate, calculation, calendar,
     call off, call over, call the roll, cash account, cast, catalog,
     census, census report, check, check of, checklist, chime,
     chime in with, chorus, cipher, civil list, close copy, close match,
     cognate, cohere, coherence, coincide, coincidence, colophon,
     companion, compare, compatibility, complement, comply, comply with,
     compose, computation, compute, concert, concord, concordance,
     concur, conform, conform with, conformance, conformation,
     conformity, congenator, congener, congeniality, congruence,
     congruency, congruity, consist with, consistency, consonance,
     consort, control account, cooperate, cooperation, coordinate,
     correct, correlate, correlative, correspond, correspondence,
     correspondent, count, count of, count out, count up, counterfoil,
     countermark, counterpart, difference, discipline, divide, docket,
     dope out, dovetail, duplicate, election returns, enroll, enter,
     enumerate, enumeration, equal, equivalence, equivalent, estimate,
     extract roots, fall in together, fall in with, fellow, figure,
     figure in, figure out, file, fit, fit in, fit together, foliate,
     follow, gear to, gee, go, go by, go together, go with,
     government mark, government stamp, hallmark, hang together,
     harmonize, harmony, hit, hold together, image, impanel, imprint,
     income account, index, interlock, intersect, intersection,
     inventory, itemization, itemize, items, jibe, keep score,
     kindred spirit, label, letterhead, like, likeness, list, listing,
     lock, logo, logotype, make conform, mark, marker, masthead, match,
     mate, measure, meet, minutes, mold, multiply, near duplicate,
     number, numerate, observe, obverse, oneness, overlap, page,
     paginate, parallel, parallelism, peace, pendant, picture,
     pigeonhole, plate, poll, post, price tag, proceedings, product,
     program, provision account, quantify, quantity, quantize, rapport,
     reciprocal, reckon, reckoning, reconcile, record, rectify,
     register, register with, registered trademark, registry, repertory,
     report, respond to, retired list, returns, revenue account,
     rub off corners, run over, running account, running head,
     running title, sales account, schedule, score, seal, second self,
     self-consistency, selling account, settle, shape, sick list, sigil,
     signet, similitude, simulacrum, sing in chorus, sister, sort with,
     soul mate, square, square with, stamp, stand together, statement,
     sticker, stock account, straighten, stub, subtract, such, suchlike,
     suit, sum, summation, suspense account, symmetry, sync,
     synchronism, tab, tabs of, tabulate, tabulation, tag,
     take account of, tale, tally of, tally sheet, tally up, tally with,
     tell, the bottom line, the like of, the likes of, the record,
     the story, the whole story, ticket, timing, title page, token, tot,
     tot up, total, total up, tote, tote up, track of, trade name,
     trademark, trademark name, transactions, twin, uniformity, union,
     unison, unisonance, valuation account, whole, work out, x number,
     yearbook, yield

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