pound sign

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pound sign a symbol for a unit of currency (especially for the pound sterling in Great Britain)
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Usage

In literature:

Nay, there were signs which had cost thirty or forty pounds.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
The gorgeous signs at their doors sometimes cost forty pounds.
"The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner" by Charles Dudley Warner
We pound upon his house, but he makes no sign.
"Baddeck and That Sort of Thing" by Charles Dudley Warner
I have signed no note for two thousand pounds this week.
"Foul Play" by Charles Reade
Mother would put a sign in the window for 25, 50 or 100 pounds and they would chip off a piece and weigh it.
"The Biography of a Rabbit" by Roy Benson
The Russian outworks were showing signs of weakness after the tremendous pounding they were receiving.
"Jack Archer" by G. A. Henty
He was thinking of the "pound" sign.
"The Hunted Woman" by James Oliver Curwood
All you have to do is to sign your name here for anything up to a hundred pounds, and the good does itself.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, January 7, 1914" by Various
Ted and I had agreed that if we were side by side, we would pound on the wall as a sign.
"Three Times and Out" by Nellie L. McClung
I pounded on the glass for her to come in and not be a fool; if she heard she gave no sign of it.
"Famous Modern Ghost Stories" by Various
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In poetry:

"They treat chaps fine in 'er,
Take it all round,
But I wouldn't sign in 'er
For a thousand pound."
"Hoodoo" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

Punishing wind and driving rains have pounded New Orleans and the Gulf Coast for a full day, with no signs of easing anytime soon.
He is the former UFC middleweight champion who, when he signed on to fight Cung Le at UFC 148, expressed road-weary relief to be headed back home to 185 pounds.
Photo by Torin Halsey/Times Record News Reverend Jimmy Greene lifts a 75-pound pumpkin onto the sign and the Wesley Campus Ministry Pumpkin Patch Monday morning as he and Elisa Pierre put the finishing touches on the displays.
PETA volunteer asks California city to post sign in memory of 1,600 pounds of saltwater bass.
Some may say that Stefan Karlsson's assertion that an increasing British trade deficit is a sign of an overvalued pound, arguing instead that it reflects the euro area debt crisis.
The 6-foot-3, 293-pound Mann was a three-star prospect at Stone Mountain, Ga./Stephenson, and Florida signed him as a defensive tackle.
Made of low-density polyethylene plastic, the sign base is maintenance-free with a total weight of 24 pounds.
New Orleans Saints officials have placed linebacker Dan Morgan on the NFL's reserve/ retired list and signed free agent offensive lineman Anthony Davis, 6 feet 4, 322 pounds.
The Walla Walla Sweets have signed Hunter Virant, a 6-foot 3-inch, 175-pound southpaw from southern California, for the 2012 West Coast League season.
Vivendi Universal has decided to sell the pounds 5bn Seagram drinks portfolio to the Diageo/Pernod team, though the contract had not been signed as Marketing went to press.
Pair allegedly pilfers 200+ pounds of x-ray film from Va. Sign in or register with your favorite social identity.
You'll remember The Fashion Star mentor crept up to 170 pounds while pregnant and signed a reported 4 million dollar deal with Weight Watchers to drop the weight.
Johnson, a 6-foot-3, 191-pound defensive end from Anniston, signed with the Bulldogs in 2011, but missed the season after failing to become academically eligible.
Hawthorne-based rocket maker SpaceX announced it signed a major launch contract with a Thai communications company to lift a 7,000-pound satellite into orbit .
Jesse Tyrone Chavful signed a plea agreement Monday on one count of conspiracy to possess five or more kilograms of cocaine -- 11 pounds or more -- with intent to distribute.
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