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  • n  office used by the accountants of a business

  • When George Bernard Shaw and Giacomo Puccini brightened TV screens last week, the countinghouse critics scoffed; CULTURE GETS TRENDEX SHELLACKING headlined Variety.
  • To a dark old countinghouse at Church and Chambers Streets in Downtown Manhattan, with old-fashioned desks, high-backed chairs, an ancient parlor stove, some 60 years ago went a .
  • Its dingy, fourth-floor Manhattan offices resemble a countinghouse out of Charles Dickens.

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