Definition of calculator:
computing machine, figurer, information processing system, computer, ready reckoner, pocket calculator, reckoner, estimator, calculating machine, estimator, computing device, data processor, electronic computer.
He who can watch circling above it awhile, quietly viewing, and collecting in his eye, gathers matter that makes the secret thing discourse to the brain by weight and balance; he will get either the right clue or none; more frequently none; but he will escape the entanglement of his own cleverness, he will always be nearer to the enigma than the guesser or the calculator, and he will retain a breadth of vision forfeited by them.- "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
Time fails me to describe how Billy was lost in astonishment at the Lightning Calculator- wanted me to beg the secret of that prodigy for him to do his sums by- finally thought he had discovered it, and resolved to keep his arm whirling all the time he studied his arithmetic lesson the next morning.- "Masterpieces Of American Wit And Humor", Thomas L. Masson (Editor).
- "Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete", John Lothrop Motley.