Tally shop

a shop at which goods or articles are sold to customers on account, the account being kept in corresponding books, one called the tally, kept by the buyer, the other the counter tally, kept by the seller, and the payments being made weekly or otherwise by agreement. The trade thus regulated is called tally trade.

See also: Tally

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From the gloom of Mother Clap's tally shop, the play fast-forwarded some 300 years to London where Josh and Will, an affluent gay couple, are throwing a sex party.