count


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to count: WBC count

count

heads/noses
To make a count of members, attendees, or participants.
See:
References in classic literature ?
When Anna Mikhaylovna returned from Count Bezukhov's the money, all in clean notes, was lying ready under a handkerchief on the countess' little table, and Anna Mikhaylovna noticed that something was agitating her.
"But, my dear count," said Albert, "we shall abuse your kindness."
`The first will be mazzolato, the second decapitato.' Yes," continued the count, "it was at first arranged in this way; but I think since yesterday some change has taken place in the order of the ceremony."
"No," replied the count, carelessly; "for the other (he glanced at the tablets as if to recall the name), for Peppino, called Rocca Priori.
"Really, count," replied Franz, "one would think that you had studied the different tortures of all the nations of the world."
"There are, at least, few that I have not seen," said the count coldly.
"The fellow is crazy," said the count. "Gentlemen, I implore that one of you search me."
"You have but to slip your hand in the count's coat pocket and you will see that the accusation is quite serious," insisted the accuser.
"It is unnecessary to search the count. The cards are in his pocket.
The count went dead white, and then very slowly he withdrew his hand, and in it were three cards.
"Gentlemen," he continued, "monsieur le count did not know that those cards were in his pocket.
"And if Count Fosco must divide murderers into classes, I think he has been very unfortunate in his choice of expressions.
"My dear lady," said the Count, "those are admirable sentiments, and I have seen them stated at the tops of copy-books." He lifted one of the white mice in the palm of his hand, and spoke to it in his whimsical way.
"It is easy to turn everything into ridicule," said Laura resolutely; "but you will not find it quite so easy, Count Fosco, to give me an instance of a wise man who has been a great criminal."
The Count shrugged his huge shoulders, and smiled on Laura in the friendliest manner.