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noun as in sixteen ounces/.454 kilograms of weight

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verb as in impress; make someone listen

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Soros Fund Management, the hedge fund still best known for “breaking” the Bank of England with its 1992 bet against the pound, has also tentatively returned to its roots.

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Anything you can do to accelerate the rate of conventional breeding is going to reduce the environmental footprint of a glass of milk or a pound of meat.

Humans even hold their own, pound for pound, against other meat-eating animals.

In San Diego, between January and March, drug seizures of all kinds fell from 14,784 pounds to 4,901 pounds, though numbers have started to increase more recently.

Lower than 50 percent because food is more expensive, per pound, in restaurants.

Someone slipped me something while I was making Pound, and I had two choices—go to the hospital, or keep working.

There only be nine thousand, nine hundred and ninety pound here.

The news reports of the speech quoted that line, so it became the pound cake speech.

A leopard seal is “about a thousand-pound animal with lots of teeth,” Perryman explains.

Today, ivory prices are at record highs, having tripled since that 2008 auction, up to around $1,500 a pound.

At this period it brought enormous prices, the finest selling at from fifteen to eighteen shillings per pound.

Body o' me, here's the remainder of seven pound since yesterday was seven-night!

The duty on importation had been only twopence per pound, a moderate sum in view of the prices realized by the sale of it.

In fact, I'm nothing but a quarter of a pound of 'plain,' and the price isn't worth mentioning.

Sometimes a piece weighing nearly a pound is found, and a weight of even ten pounds is recorded.


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On this page you'll find 158 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pound, such as: avoirdupois, pint, and troy.

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