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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Pounder however could have derived at a psychological autopsy having spoken to LTTE front organizations!
The authors, led by Prof Pounder of the Centre for Forensic and Legal Medicine at the University of Dundee, said: "There is a general lack of evidence about the utility of and justification for such a high level of activity.
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Patrick Griffiths, prosecuting, said Pounder was a partner with David and Snape solicitors, in Bridgend, when he carried out the thefts between mid-1996 and the summer of 2003
Passing sentence, judge Michael Farmer QC told Pounder he had betrayed the trust of all those around him.
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Prof Pounder accused the Israeli army of 'literally burying the evidence' of the dead beneath the flattened rubble of Jenin.
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Officers searched Pounder's home for three days but, in April, after the checks were carried out, he was found dead.
Pounder, of West Road, Nottage, Porthcawl, worked at the time for David and Snape solicitors in Bridgend, where he had been a partner for almost 20 years.
Scarborough broke the deadlock after 33 minutes when Pounder volleyed into the bottom right-hand corner from 18 yards after Shepherd had created the opening.
The visitors' best chance of the opening 45 minutes, was a snapshot from Pounder that Carl Ruffer did well to block.