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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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Former Hearts and Airdrie star Alan Lawrence, ex Falkirk ace Paul McGrillen have both been posties while Stenhousemuir's Keith Knox and Stranraer striker Michael Moore also pound the pavement for the Royal Mail.
if you find your joints less willing than you are to pound the pavement four or five times a week, deep water running might be the perfect crosstraining activity.
Competition for tenants is fierce right now, and the best way to expand a potential client base is to work the phones and pound the pavement.
Thus is the way of "Black Friday," when millions of people shake off their tryptophan-induced hazes from their Thanksgiving meals to pound the pavement for the plethora of early-bird holiday specials.