• WordNet 3.6
    • n maund a unit of weight used in Asia; has different values in different countries "the official maund in India is 82.6 pounds avoirdupois"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Maund A hand basket.
    • n Maund An East Indian weight, varying in different localities from 25 to about 82 pounds avoirdupois.
    • Maund To beg.
    • Maund To mutter; to mumble; to grumble; to speak indistinctly or disconnectedly; to talk incoherently. "He was ever maundering by the how that he met a party of scarlet devils."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n maund A basket or hamper.
    • maund See mand.
    • maund To beg.
    • n maund In the East Indies, a unit of weight. The legal maund of India, called the Bodtish maund or bazaar-maund, is 100 pounds troy or pounds avoirdupois. The Calcutta factory-maund is pounds avoirdupois. In Madras the maund is 24 pounds 11 ounces, in Bombay 28 pounds avoirdupois. Many other maunds are in use.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Maund mawnd (Shak.) a basket.
    • n Maund mawnd a measure of weight in India, its value varying in different places from about 25 to about 85 pounds avoirdupois.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. mendier, to beg, E. mendicant,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Hind. mān.


In literature:

He doesn't get angry when I talk about sheep's topees, or order maunds of grain when I mean seers.
"The Story of the Gadsby" by Rudyard Kipling
On the 5th of April the Persian general had news that 100,000 maunds of powder were arrived from Bahrein.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume IX." by Robert Kerr
Elephants teeth, sixty-five mahmudies the great maund, of thirty-three pounds.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. VIII." by Robert Kerr
Put all the grain into the Tapan Gam's hands, amounting to 60 maunds.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
The price of Malabar cardamons at Madras, in June, 1853, was about L3 the maund of 25 lbs.
"The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom" by P. L. Simmonds
They found also many pits, containing several thousand maunds of grain.
"A Journey through the Kingdom of Oude, Volumes I & II" by William Sleeman
A duty of three annas a maund is paid on exported rice.
"Political and Literary essays, 1908-1913" by Evelyn Baring
Father Dehon states that the bride-price is five rupees and four maunds of grain.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India - Volume IV of IV" by R.V. Russell
Thompson, Maunde, 45, 406, 428, 433.
"A Literary History of the English People" by Jean Jules Jusserand
In 1911-12 the imports into Delhi City from places outside the Panjab amounted to 9,172,302 maunds.
"The Panjab, North-West Frontier Province, and Kashmir" by Sir James McCrone Douie

In poetry:

At home, no rich fruit, hanging low,
Have I for Love to pull;
Only unripe things that must grow
Till Autumn's maund be full!
"To Any Friend" by George MacDonald
Vous estes ma morte et ma vye,
I preye you for your curteisie
Cestes maundes jeo vous pry
In youre herte stedefastly Notate.
"Lines from Love Letters" by Anonymous British
AMARIL. In country meadows, pearl'd with dew,
And set about with lilies;
There, filling maunds with cowslips, you
May find your Amarillis.
"A Dialogue betwixt himself and Mistress Eliza Wheeler, under the name of Amarillis" by Robert Herrick

In science:

The rate of Type V un-supernovae (aka extreme outbursts of luminous blue variables, which the star survives) is apparently about one per year among events that get SN names44 Maund et al. 2006 on 2002kg and 2003gm).
Astrophysics in 2006
Nebular phase spectroscopy, starting at about 100 days after maximum light, reveals the inner core of the supernova with signatures of asymmetries formed in these stages (Maund et al. 2010a; Maeda et al. 2010b).
Spectropolarimetry of the Type Ia SN 2007sr Two Months After Maximum Light
Since blending of P Cygni lines should have a net depolarizing effect due to line blanketing opacity (Maund et al. 2010b) it is reasonable to assume zero intrinsic polarization in that part of the spectrum.
Spectropolarimetry of the Type Ia SN 2007sr Two Months After Maximum Light