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Sally vs. Tally

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Sallynoun

A willow

Tallyinterjection

Target sighted.

‘(Air Traffic Control): Speedbird 123, New York, traffic at two o’clock, seven miles, a Boeing 737, west-bound, at 4000 feet.”’; ‘(Pilot): New York, Speedbird 123, tally.''’;

Sallynoun

Any tree that looks like a willow

Tallynoun

(by extension) One of two books, sheets of paper, etc., on which corresponding accounts were kept.

Sallynoun

An object made from the above trees' wood

Tallynoun

(by extension) 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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Sallynoun

A sortie of troops from a besieged place against an enemy.

Tallynoun

One thing made to suit another; a match; a mate.

Sallynoun

A sudden rushing forth.

‘Flocks of these birds stir up flying insects, which can then be picked off in quick sallies.’;

Tallynoun

A notch, mark, or score made on or in a tally; as, to make or earn a score or tally in a game.

Sallynoun

(figuratively) A witty statement or quip, usually at the expense of one's interlocutor.

Tallynoun

A tally shop.

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Sallynoun

An excursion or side trip.

Tallynoun

A ribbon on a sailor's cap bearing the name of the ship or the (part of) the navy to which they belong.

Sallynoun

A tufted woollen part of a bellrope, used to provide grip when ringing a bell.

Tallynoun

A state of cohabitation, living with another individual in an intimate relationship outside of marriage.

Sallynoun

A member of the Salvation Army.

Tallyverb

(transitive) To count something.

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Sallynoun

A kind of stonefly.

Tallyverb

(transitive) To record something by making marks.

Sallynoun

A wren.

Tallyverb

(transitive) To make things correspond or agree with each other.

Sallyverb

(intransitive) To make a sudden attack (e.g. on an enemy from a defended position).

‘The troops sallied in desperation.’; ‘A feeding strategy of some birds is to sally out from a perch to snatch an insect and then returning to the same or a different perch.’;

Tallyverb

(intransitive) To keep score.

Sallyverb

(intransitive) To set out on an excursion; venture; depart (often followed by "forth.")

‘As she sallied forth from her boudoir, you would never have guessed how quickly she could strip for action. - William Manchester’;

Tallyverb

(intransitive) To correspond or agree.

Sallyverb

(intransitive) To venture off the beaten path.

Tallyverb

(nautical) To check off, as parcels of freight going inboard or outboard.

Sallyverb

To leap or rush out; to burst forth; to issue suddenly; as a body of troops from a fortified place to attack besiegers; to make a sally.

‘They break the truce, and sally out by night.’; ‘The foe retires, - she heads the sallying host.’;

Tallyadverb

(obsolete) In a tall way; stoutly; with spirit.

Sallynoun

A leaping forth; a darting; a spring.

Tallynoun

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.

Sallynoun

A rushing or bursting forth; a quick issue; a sudden eruption; specifically, an issuing of troops from a place besieged to attack the besiegers; a sortie.

‘Sallies were made by the Spaniards, but they were beaten in with loss.’;

Tallynoun

Hence, any account or score kept by notches or marks, whether on wood or paper, or in a book; especially, one kept in duplicate.

Sallynoun

An excursion from the usual track; range; digression; deviation.

‘Every one shall know a country better that makes often sallies into it, and traverses it up and down, than he that . . . goes still round in the same track.’;

Tallynoun

One thing made to suit another; a match; a mate.

‘They were framed the tallies for each other.’;

Sallynoun

A flight of fancy, liveliness, wit, or the like; a flashing forth of a quick and active mind.

‘The unaffected mirth with which she enjoyed his sallies.’;

Tallynoun

A notch, mark, or score made on or in a tally; as, to make or earn a tally in a game.

Sallynoun

Transgression of the limits of soberness or steadiness; act of levity; wild gayety; frolic; escapade.

‘The excursion was esteemed but a sally of youth.’;

Tallynoun

A tally shop. See Tally shop, below.

Sallynoun

witty remark

Tallyverb

To score with correspondent notches; hence, to make to correspond; to cause to fit or suit.

‘They are not so well tallied to the present juncture.’;

Sallynoun

a military action in which besieged troops burst forth from their position

Tallyverb

To check off, as parcels of freight going inboard or outboard.

Sallynoun

a venture off the beaten path;

‘a sally into the wide world beyond his home’;

Tallyverb

To be fitted; to suit; to correspond; to match.

‘I found pieces of tiles that exactly tallied with the channel.’; ‘Your idea . . . tallies exactly with mine.’;

Tallyverb

To make a tally; to score; as, to tally in a game.

Tallyadverb

Stoutly; with spirit.

Tallynoun

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’;

Tallynoun

a bill for an amount due

Tallynoun

the act of counting;

‘the counting continued for several hours’;

Tallyverb

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’;

Tallyverb

gain points in a game;

‘The home team scored many times’; ‘He hit a home run’; ‘He hit .300 in the past season’;

Tallyverb

keep score, as in games

Tallyverb

determine the sum of;

‘Add all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town’;

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