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An election is a contest in which we count noses when we do not break heads.
Sorrel, supposing you skirt the clearing and try to count noses.
"Now let me count noses, to make sure you're all here," she went on.
Perhaps the phrase "to count noses" originated in these lands.
We never thought to count noses until we reached the Cassidy place, and then we found they were missing.
"Susie isn't here, either," said Tabitha, pausing in her task of packing to count noses.
Hold your horses, Buster, and count noses; perhaps youll find that there are only five of us present.
When he came to count noses he understood that there wasn't a show for him to be elected cox.
Some of the older ranchmen suggested to Packard and to Fisher that they count noses.
"perceive the smell of," 1570s; "pry, search," 1640s, from nose (n.). Related: Nosed; nosing.