• "'How would you like to earn twenty pounds reward?'"
    "'How would you like to earn twenty pounds reward?'"
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pounding the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows) "the sudden hammer of fists caught him off guard","the pounding of feet on the hallway"
    • n pounding an instance of rapid strong pulsation (of the heart) "he felt a throbbing in his head"
    • n pounding repeated heavy blows
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Additional illustrations & photos:

That there land be worth dree hundred pound an acre That there land be worth dree hundred pound an acre
I see a baker's been fined ten pounds for selling bread less than twelve hours old I see a baker's been fined ten pounds for selling bread less than twelve hours old

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The average adult raccoon weighs 21 pounds.
    • Pounding A pounded or pulverized substance. "Covered with the poundings of these rocks."
    • Pounding The act of beating, bruising, or breaking up; a beating.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The average elephant produces 50 pounds of dung each day.
    • n pounding In coining, the process of testing repeatedly the weight of a given number of blanks punched from a sheet of gold or silver.
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  • Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
    “When a person is down in the world, an ounce of help is better than a pound of preaching.”
  • Persian Proverb
    Persian Proverb
    “One pound of learning requires ten pounds of common sense to apply it.”
  • Proverb
    “An ounce of practice is worth a pound of preaching.”
  • Spanish Proverb
    Spanish Proverb
    “An ounce of blood is worth more than a pound of friendship.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    “The habit of looking on the best side of every event is worth more than a thousand pounds a years.”
  • James A. Garfield
    James A. Garfield
    “A pound of pluck is worth a ton of luck.”


An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure - This expression means that is is better to try to avoid problems in the first place, rather than trying to fix them once they arise.
Go pound salt - (USA) This means 'Get lost' or 'Go away'('Go pound sand' is also used.)
Grey pound - (UK) In the UK, the grey pound is an idiom for the economic power of elderly people.
In for a penny, in for a pound - If something is worth doing then it is a case of in for a penny, in for a pound, which means that when gambling or taking a chance, you might as well go the whole way and take all the risks, not just some.
Look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves - (UK) If you look after the pennies, the pounds will look after themselves, meaning that if someone takes care not to waste small amounts of money, they will accumulate capital. ('Look after the pence and the pounds will look after themselves' is an alternative form of this idiom.)
Penny wise, pound foolish - Someone who is penny wise, pound foolish can be very careful or mean with small amounts of money, yet wasteful and extravagant with large sums.
Pink pound - (UK) In the UK, the pink pound is an idiom for the economic power of gay people.
Pound of flesh - If someone wants their pound of flesh, the force someone to pay or give back something owed, even though they don't need it and it will cause the other person a lot of difficulty.
Sound as a pound - (UK) if something is as sound as a pound, it is very good or reliable.


In literature:

Where lime had been applied, the unfertilized land yielded 3852 pounds per acre, the fertilized, 4085 pounds, and the manured, 4976 pounds.
"Crops and Methods for Soil Improvement" by Alva Agee
He had changed Rochester's five pound note before going to Collins, and he had the change in his pocket, four pounds sixteen and sixpence.
"The Man Who Lost Himself" by H. De Vere Stacpoole
And your coach fare would have been but three pounds!
"Tom Gerrard 1904" by Louis Becke
The original fifteen pounds changed to twenty pounds, then to twenty-five, rose a little more slowly to thirty pounds.
"Our Casualty And Other Stories" by James Owen Hannay, AKA George A. Birmingham
The quantities above mentioned ought to be sufficient for about one pound of spaghetti.
"The Italian Cook Book" by Maria Gentile
In his pocket-book were notes to the amount of 3500 pounds, and his other effects might be valued at 400 pounds.
"Japhet in Search of a Father" by Frederick Marryat
To the estimated cost of 2,500 pounds, contributions, amounting in some cases to 30 pounds each, were given by the Earl of Liverpool, Right Hon.
"The Forest of Dean An Historical and Descriptive Account" by H. G. Nicholls
Still they offered a reward of two thousand pounds for the discovery of the murderers.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
May be 2 pounds or 3 pounds, or so.
"The Fifth Form at Saint Dominic's" by Talbot Baines Reed
The latter carried steam at a pressure varying from twenty to thirty-two pounds; the modern boiler has steam at 260 pounds per square inch.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway

In poetry:

"I KNOW where I'd get
An ass that would do,
If I had the money
A pound or two."
"Asses" by Padraic Colum
Forth then went Little John,
And Scathelock went before,
He told out fo-ur hundred pound,
By eighteen-e score.
"Robin Hood" by Henry Morley
And there we turned out blithely
Australian poems sound,
To sell in lengths like carpet,
And also by the pound.
"A Vision Splendid" by Victor James Daley
"So did he me," seid the munke,
"Of a C pound and more;
I layde furst hande hym apon,
Ze may thonke me therefore."
"Robin Hood And The Monk" by Andrew Lang
May bid your virtuous gratitude
Their grasping sin surround,
May rob you first, and then restore
A farthing in the pound!
"The Walk Home From Beldagon" by Ernest Jones
"Well, sparemedays, it beatstha band
'Ow these things workeround!
But after wotcha say," sizzee,
"I'll standja ina pound."
"The Lingothatweuze" by C J Dennis

In news:

Last weekend Joseph Seeberger of Portage caught a 58-pound Great Lakes Muskie beating the previous record by 8 pounds.
Guinness had the previous record at 275 pounds as Kelly Gnieting clocking in at just under 400 (396.2) pounds.
Vermeer S450TX mini skid steer loader has a 500-pound operating capacity with 1,430-pound tipping capacity.
WaterMat is an incredible 120 square feet of fun (20ft long by 6 ft wide), weighs only 42 pounds (wet or dry) and supports over 1,500 pounds, making it perfect for family and friends.
Still massive at roughly 370 pounds, new Baltimore Ravens left offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie says he's working hard to get down to his usual playing weight of 350 pounds.
North Carolina guard Jonathan Cooper is as humble and unassuming as he is NFL talent, pound for pound.
This sturdy support system weighs less than five pounds but will hold as much as 17.6 pounds of camera.
It appears Roanoke County leaders are taking the first of many steps in running the regional pound, following the pound's split from the Roanoke valley SPCA's in November.
At this point, 44,000 pounds of almonds in the shell and up to 18,000 pounds of shelled almonds are being processed each day.
The National Agricultural Statistics Service last week predicted that this year's almond harvest could reap as much as 2.1 billion pounds of the popular nut, which would break last year's record haul of 2.03 billion pounds.
Senior PJ Reyna (138 pounds): A four year varsity wrestler who finished the season with a 29-7 record last year and the league 126-pound title.
Bacon , chopped fine1 pound spinach, fresh, chopped8 oz onion, minced2 pounds cream cheese, softenedsalt & pepper, to taste.
And he hasn't stopped there: he weighed about 135 pounds in "Rescue Dawn," and about 145 pounds in "The Fighter".
Consumption rose 24 percent in the 1980's, to 15.9 pounds per person, and the National Fisheries Institute, a trade group, has set a goal of 20 pounds by the year 2000.
Anthony Cefolo will wrestle 113 pounds this season after winning a state championship at 106 pounds last season.

In science:

Brandt, Fabian, & Pounds (1996) suggested that the dust exists within a warm absorber, characterized by O VII and O VIII bound-free edges, although they mentioned the possibility that the dust exists in lower ionization gas in which the hydrogen is still stripped.
On the Nature of Intrinsic Absorption in Reddened Seyfert 1 Galaxies
That average pro jected velocity is comparable with the measured outflow velocity of ionized material close to AGN quasars, e.g. z = .08 to .10 (Pounds et al. 2003).
Periodicities of Quasar Redshifts in Large Area Surveys
The frequencies are stabilized using a Pound locking scheme, and amplitude variations are suppressed using an additional control circuit. A detailed description of the cryogenic oscillators can be found in [36, 37], and a schematic of the experimental setup is shown in Fig. 12.
Rotating Resonator-Oscillator Experiments to Test Lorentz Invariance in Electrodynamics
The source laser is stabilized to 1 part in 1010 long term using a temperature controlled Fabry Perot etalon. A Pound-Drever scheme is used to servo the frequency of the laser to one of the longitudinal modes of the cavity.
Science, Technology and Mission Design for the Laser Astrometric Test Of Relativity
So the G ENER IC I T ERAT ION FOR COM POUND DOMA IN S algorithm can be applied both within the side conditions of this rule and for scheduling this rule together with other monotonic domain reduction rules that are used to deal with other, non-disjunctive, constraints.
Explaining Constraint Programming