Irish pound

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Irish pound formerly the basic unit of money in Ireland; equal to 100 pence
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Usage

In literature:

Lovemaking in Irish, 200 pounds damages.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
At daylight Irish was pounding vehemently the door of the White House and calling for the Little Doctor.
"The Happy Family" by Bertha Muzzy Bower
In 1798 he loaned the Irish government, then in great difficulty, a million of pounds!
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 11, No. 22, January, 1873" by Various
Twenty-two hundred Irish acres at as many pounds sterling per annum represent in Mayo an immense transaction.
"Disturbed Ireland" by Bernard H. Becker
On another occasion she asked an Irish farmer if he could send her twenty casks of finest butter to cost not more than 6 pence per pound.
"Post Haste" by R.M. Ballantyne
Also the Assage, wrecked on the Irish coast, and valued at 200,000 pounds.
"Battles with the Sea" by R.M. Ballantyne
Export of woollen yarn from Cork, 300,000 pounds a year in the Irish market.
"A Tour in Ireland 1776-1779" by Arthur Young
Clive obtained a fortune of forty thousand pounds a year, an Irish peerage, and a seat in the House of Commons.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
This evening were sent, by order of an Irish sister, thirty-three and a half pounds of woollen yarn.
"The Life of Trust: Being a Narrative of the Lord's Dealings With George Müller" by George Müller
Is Irish sentiment to be again disappointed for a paltry six thousand pounds?
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
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In poetry:

And sent her down to Limerick town
And to a seaman sold
This daughter of an Irish lord
For ten good pounds in gold.
"Kathleen" by John Greenleaf Whittier
"Some dialects are objected to -
For one, the IRISH brogue is:
And then, for all you have to do,
One pound a week they offer you,
And find yourself in Bogies!
"Phantasmagoria Canto IV ( Hys Nouryture )" by Lewis Carroll

In news:

Irish have allowed only 4 TDs in 19 red-zone trips, but 260-pound backup QB has helped Oklahoma to country's best success rate.
Steven Filer , a 6'3 225 pound linebacker from Mt Carmel High School in Chicago has verbally committed to the Irish.
Hugh Kenner, who has written two books on Joyce, two on Beckett, two on Pound, and one on Eliot, has now written one on the modern Irish writers, by whom he means primarily Yeats, Joyce, and Synge.
A Michigan company is recalling about 900 pounds of ground beef over concerns of E. US Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Services said Tuesday that the recall by Tipton, Mich.-based Irish Hills Meat Co.
Notre Dame coach Mike Brey can't believe how Jack Cooley has blossomed into a leader for the Fighting Irish, especially after wondering whether the 6-9, 245-pound forward would ever get serious about basketball.
Notre Dame men's basketball: Irish pound Brown before break.
Irish skyrocket in new college football poll after pounding Michigan St.
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