Poind

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Poind To distrain.
    • Poind To impound, as cattle.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • poind A dialectal (Scotch) form of pind or pound.
    • poind To seize; distrain; seize and sell under warrant, as a debtor's goods.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Poind poind (Scot.) to seize
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Pound to confine
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Pound.

Usage

In literature:

We can poind for debt, but no for unkindness.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
I craved him for the money every two or three days, grumbled, and threatened a prosecution, till at last my own stock was poinded.
"The Shepherd's Calendar" by James Hogg
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