nose count

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Noun1.nose count - a periodic count of the populationnose count - a periodic count of the population  
counting, enumeration, numeration, count, reckoning, tally - the act of counting; reciting numbers in ascending order; "the counting continued for several hours"
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How about a nose count, based on one-on-one interviews?
Most members haven't expressed anything; when The Texas Tribune did a nose count right after the elections, calling each member to ask about speaker preferences, 119 members declined to state one.
You'll then be just about to finish the conversation and they'll take you back to the question you asked earlier and say something like "Does a 24-hour sponsored sled dog race across the Arctic while balancing a tube of Smarties on my nose count? I only raised pounds 10,000 so didn't think you'd be interested."