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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR POUNDED

Hippy said he pounded and shouted and howled and wailed and pounded some more.

The amazing lift was gone from her gait, and she pounded heavily with the forelegs.

He brought his chair to a level and pounded the desk with a weighty fist.

She leaned forward, and with her closed fist, pounded the blanket before him.

Turn what way she would, they surrounded, enveloped and pounded down upon her.

These must all be pounded fine in a mortar, and well mixed and sifted.

They must all be ground or pounded to a fine powder, and thoroughly mixed.

He pounded all the substances which he supposed were likely to produce it.

He pounded on the door with his heavy key to let them know he was there, and that they must wait his call.

Then he burst into half-drunken sobs and pounded the window ledge with his fist.

WORD ORIGIN

measure of weight, Old English pund "pound" (in weight or money), also "pint," from West Germanic *punda- "pound" as a measure of weight (cf. Gothic pund, Old High German phunt, German Pfund, Middle Dutch pont, Old Frisian and Old Norse pund), early borrowing from Latin pondo "pound," originally in libra pondo "a pound by weight," from pondo (adv.) "by weight," ablative of *pondus "weight" (see span (v.)). Meaning "unit of money" was in Old English, originally "pound of silver."

At first "12 ounces;" meaning "16 ounces" was established before late 14c. Pound cake (1747) so called because it has a pound, more or less, of each ingredient. Pound of flesh is from "Merchant of Venice" IV.i. The abbreviations lb., £ are from libra, and reflect the medieval custom of keeping accounts in Latin.

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