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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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SCHOOLCHILDREN have been given a taste of life pounding the beat as part of a series of 'Skills for Life' sessions.
A force insider said: "It's no secret House is a big fan of getting bobbies pounding the beat and now he wants even the most jaded desk-bound staff to get out and meet the ordinary people they serve.
Chief Constable Paul Scott-Lee, a Coventry kid who began his police career pounding the beat of his home city, said: "While this is encouraging news we clearly need to strive continually to succeed in getting our message across to communities that crime is falling, there are many fewer victims and the region is safer.
MORE police recruits will be pounding the beat in North Wales in a project to pioneer 'out-the-job' training.
EAGER Fiona and Lisa Sinclair will soon be pounding the beat - at the double.
THE Bill will be pounding the beat till at least 2010 after TV bosses signed it up for 480 more episodes in a pounds 200million deal.
THE first 15 police community support officers in Wales begin pounding the beat on Tuesday.
Since 1975, he has either been at his desk or out pounding the beat close to Brownhills police station where he is based.
WEST Midlands' top cop was back pounding the beat again today to find out what the public think of the police.