abacus

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a tablet placed horizontally on top of the capital of a column as an aid in supporting the architrave

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a calculator that performs arithmetic functions by manually sliding counters on rods or in grooves

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As the students finish, have them bring their abacuses to the glue-gun station.
Abacuses commonly have more than ten rods, and some have more than thirty.
Since 1994, as a mayor of the town renowned as an abacus producer, Takahashi donated about 2,000 wooden abacuses to Thailand.
Some 70% of the abacuses made in Japan are produced in Yokota.
I saw that in the Tokyo railway station, many of the ticket sellers actually use abacuses.