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POUND, weight. There are two kinds of weights, namely, the troy, and the avoirdupois. The pound avoirdupois is greater than the troy pound, in the proportion of seven thousand to five thousand seven hundred and sixty. The troy pound contains twelve ounces, that of avoirdupois sixteen ounces.

POUND, Eng. law. A place enclosed to keep strayed animals in. 5 Pick. 514; 4 Pick. 258; 9 Pick. 14.

POUND, money. The sum of twenty shillings. Previous to the establishment of the federal currency,, the different states made use of the pound in computing money; it was of different value in the several states.
     2. Pound sterling, is a denomination of money of Great Britain. It is of the value of a sovereign. (q.v.) In calculating the rates of duties, the pound sterling shall be considered and taken as of the value of four dollars and eighty cents. Apt of March 3, 1833.
     3. The pound sterling of Ireland is to be computed, in calculating said duties, at four dollars and ten cents. Id.
     4. The pound of the British provinces Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, and Canada, is to be so computed at four dollars. Act of May, 22, 1846.

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Diageo announces a turnover of 5,428 million Pounds Sterling (2001 - 6,478 million Pounds Sterling, including 1,455 million Pounds Sterling from Pillsbury), an operating profit of 1,243 million Pounds Sterling (2001 - 1,236 million Pounds Sterling), a premium drinks turnover up 11% to 4,949 million Pounds Sterling (2001 - 4,458 million Pounds Sterling), a premium drinks operating profit up 23% to 1,188 million Pounds Sterling (2001 - 967 million Pounds Sterling), a profit before tax of 1,295 million Pounds Sterling (2001 - 1,228 million Pounds Sterling).
The operating loss was 2,576,000 pounds sterling (1999:loss 2,137,000 pounds sterling) and the loss before tax was 2,478,000 pounds sterling (1999:loss 1,963,000 pounds sterling).
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ACC has completed agreements for prize insurance for both the 100,000 pounds sterling promotional game and the "pay-to-win 1 million pounds sterling" game.
As part of the transaction ACE has, subject to certain conditions, committed to provide funds at Lloyd's of up to 50 million pounds sterling to support underwriting by Worldwide syndicates in 1997 and subsequent years.
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Income before tax for the twelve months of 3,073 million pounds sterling ($5,347 million), a decrease of 0.
The Offer values the existing share capital of Archer at approximately 35 million Pounds Sterling.
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