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2010-10-04 17:35:10

A cash register is a device for calculating and recording sales transactions. A cash drawer for storing cash is attached and the register usually prints a receipt. Cash registers were first invented in order to deter employee theft and embezzlement. It is theorized that odd prices such as 49 and 99 cents came about so that it was almost guaranteed the cashier would have to provide a penny in...

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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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