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the work or skill of keeping account books or systematic records of money transactions (distinguished from accounting).
Contemporary Examples

Secret Lives of Admissions Officers Kathleen Kingsbury December 7, 2009
What Director Alan Pakula’s Papers Reveal About Watergate Max Holland June 11, 2012
When My Husband Lost His Memory, I Had to Win His Love Anew Joan Bolzan December 7, 2011
Remembering Bob Hoskins, the Burly British Star of ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit,’ Who Died at 71 Lorenza Muñoz April 29, 2014
Mosque-Building Bin Ladens Buy Marble Once Used for Churches Tom Kington August 3, 2014

Historical Examples

The Rise of Roscoe Paine Joseph C. Lincoln
Fair Harbor Joseph Crosby Lincoln
The Women of Tomorrow William Hard
From Farm to Fortune Horatio Alger Jr.
Driven From Home Horatio Alger



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