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Tallyman

1. A salesman who sells products and accepts installment payments.

2. A person who keeps track of shipped, received or produced inventory. A tallyman may account for products by unit or by weight.
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The impact of economic development in James Bay: The Cree tallymen speak out.
For some tallymen, the management vision of a healthy trapline that integrates with forest harvesting would be represented by several permanently protected seasonal habitats (ecozone), surrounded by large residual mature stands, and interconnected by large mature forest corridors, including riparian habitats (Lajoie et al.
Moose were selected on the hunting grounds of Cree families from whom we received permission by the tallymen to radio collar.
Rubin, `From Packmen, Tallymen and "Perambulating Scotchmen" to Credit Drapers' Associations, c.
Former Glasgow chief constable Sir David McNee recalls in a 1983 interview: "In one case, two tallymen walking into a debtor's house in broad daylight, held him down on a table and proceeded with a razor and a ruler to slash a matching pattern of scars on his cheeks.
And by the time the country next votes for a new government the system will be operating nationwide, spelling an end for the tallymen.
Tallymen, who for years made unofficial counts at polling stations, will be eliminated as will the need for recounts.
Tallymen from the two main opposition parties immediately predicted that Dr Upton would storm ahead on transfers and capture the seat when Catherine Byrne was eliminated, a prediction which proved accurate.
So close is the vote that even the tallymen would struggle to decide which first preference pile is higher.
But tallymen were shocked when Dana stormed ahead of Treacy.
But some indications of the way things have gone could emerge as early as Saturday when "tallymen", party officials permitted to watch the vote counting process, witness the separation of the European ballot papers from those used in the local elections.
Knowledgeable tallymen with no apparent leaning towards any particular candidate were calling it a close contest.