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pound (£)

the standard monetary unit of the UK. See CURRENCY. STERLING.

pound

the standard CURRENCY unit of the UK and a number of other countries, mainly current and former members of the British Commonwealth. When used in international transactions, the UK pound is referred to as STERLING to distinguish it from other country's pounds, such as the Lebanese or Egyptian pound.
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What name stop four tens pounds and seven fella pounds?
in 1453, stone shot of 1,900 pounds weight were employed.
It was under strong inward pressure of this kind that Fred had taken the wise step of depositing the eighty pounds with his mother.
You take 'm three fella pound along me," Gogoomy muttered, at the same time scowling his hatred at Sheldon, and transferring half the scowl to Joan and Kwaque.
A subscription of five hundred pounds, my Lady, would provide for everything--if it could only be collected.
Gamfield's most sanguine estimate of his finances could not raise them within full five pounds of the desired amount; and, in a species of arthimetical desperation, he was alternately cudgelling his brains and his donkey, when passing the workhouse, his eyes encountered the bill on the gate.
Its weight, along with that of the network, did not exceed two hundred and fifty pounds.
He had three hundred pounds to find on the twenty-fourth of the month, and twenty thousand pounds to find in February eighteen hundred and fifty.
But I would wager four thousand pounds that such a journey, made under these conditions, is impossible.
I don't suppose anyone likes losing between three and four hundred pounds.
Oh, grandpapa, did you not say the colt sold for five pounds more than you expected?
You'll get in, I'se uphaud - and your thirty pounds will get in, too.