To my weak intellect this seemed rather like juggling with counters.
But instead of sleeping on the floor, they stretch themselves on the counters.
Cats were purring on the counters of the fruit store and the tripe shop.
There was but one chair, except those behind the counters, in the store.
Can we not play the game of life with these counters, as well as with those?
The world was a place, he realised, where we play with counters such as this.
Several of these he slides on a rope like buttons on a string, or counters on a wire.
There was quite a demand for fish in town, and the counters were emptying by noontime.
Instead of books, the shelves and counters were occupied with rows of small boxes.
They have no intrinsic value, and serve only as counters to represent the absence of ideas.