Wednesday, 20 June 2012



-verb  (when intr., often followed by “on” or “at”) (followed by “out”)
1. to strike heavily and often
2. (trans.) to beat to a pulp; pulverize
3. (trans.) to instil by constant drilling
4. to produce, as by typing heavily
5. to walk (the pavement, street, etc.) repeatedly
6. (intr.) to throb heavily
7. a heavy blow; thump
8. the act of pounding

1. lb. an avoirdupois unit of weight that is divided into 16 ounces and is equal to 0.453 592 kilograms
2. lb. tr , Abbreviation: lb t  a troy unit of weight divided into 12 ounces equal to 0.373 242 kilograms
3. an apothecaries' unit of weight, used in the US, that is divided into 5760 grains and is equal to one pound troy
4. (not in technical usage) lbf  a unit of force equal to the mass of 1 pound avoirdupois where the acceleration of free fall is 32.174 feet per second per second
a. Official name: pound sterling . the standard monetary unit of the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, and various UK overseas territories, divided into 100 pence
b. (as modifier): a pound coin
6. the standard monetary unit of the following countries
a. Cyprus: divided into 100 cents
b. Egypt: divided into 100 piastres
c. Lebanon: divided into 100 piastres
d. Syria: divided into 100 piastres
7. another name for lira
8. Also called: pound Scots  a former Scottish monetary unit originally worth an English pound but later declining in value to 1 shilling 8 pence
9. Also called: punt . the former standard monetary unit of the Republic of Ireland, divided into 100 pence; replaced by the euro in 2002
10. a former monetary unit of the Sudan replaced by the dinar in 1992

1. an enclosure, especially one maintained by a public authority, for keeping officially removed vehicles or distrained goods or animals, especially stray dogs
2. a place where people are confined
a. a trap for animals
b. pound net . a trap or keepnet for fish
4. (trans.) to confine in or as if in a pound; impound, imprison, or restrain

History pounded its mark in the wall
A testimony to a feverish need to be recalled

No comments: