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counter a piece of false coin used to cast accounts with: “What, for a counter would I do but good,” AS YOU LIKE IT, ii. 7. 63 (trifle); “I cannot do't without counters,” THE WINTER'S TALE, iv. 3. 35 ; “will you with counters sum,” TROILUS AND CRESSIDA, ii. 2. 28 ; “such rascal counters” JULIUS CAESAR, iv. 3. 80 (where counters is used as a term of contempt for money); “your neck, sir, is pen, book, and counters,” CYMBELINE, v. 4. 168.

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