• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Span-counter a game played by one throwing a coin or counter on the ground, and another trying to throw his so near it that he can span the distance between the two
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. spanspannan; Ger. spannespannen.


In literature:

Clear Chords Centre End of truss, of truss, Counter, Counter, Span, each, Post, Posts, Diam.
"Instructions on Modern American Bridge Building" by G. B. N. Tower
On the spick and span counter were set forth various condiments and plates of crackers.
"Glory of Youth" by Temple Bailey
Span-counter, old game, 418.
"Folk-lore of Shakespeare" by Thomas Firminger Thiselton-Dyer

In science:

The size of the CAM is 1024 × 27, because there are at most 1024 instructions (two sampling spans) to be stored and each memory instruction needs 27 bits (including the type, address, counter, cache hit).
RepTFD: Replay Based Transient Fault Detection