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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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Oregon's proficiency starts with the consistency of snapper Drew Howell and the power of Rice's leg, which averaged 54 yards per punt at Colorado.
Baugher handled all three of the team's punts. Late in the first, Baugher unleashed a 70-yarder, in the rain, that was downed at the Titans' 9-yard line.
Cocky stockbrokers in London compared the fledgling currency to a flat-bottomed boat, or punt.
Harris was replaced in the fourth quarter on punts by walk-on receiver Chad Delaney, who fielded three fair catches - one at the UO 5-yard line - and returned a fourth punt five yards.
So why does everyone punt on fourth down when they are out of field-goal range?
From February 9 the punt will no longer be legal tender.
On Hekker's punt returned for a touchdown at ASU, kicked in the normal punting style, Hekker said he needed to get the football higher to allow more time for his teammates covering the kick to get downfield.
Mr Hamell also revealed that the end will come very quickly for the punt once the change is made.
visit from California to Autzen Stadium, is that their national leader isn't Cliff Harris, who was so highly decorated for his exploits as a punt returner in 2010.
The left end and halfback should sprint diagonally across the field and act as "wall gunners" to force the punt returner to our right side.
He recently said the Punt was overvalued and it sent the moneymen into a spin.
When I'm back there (ready to punt), if I can't trust him to get the snap, I'll get jittery.