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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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The 'Shylocks' want their pound of flesh. Shedding of Christian blood saved Antonio but who will save us?
In Pound of Flesh, Van Damme plays a man who wakes up in a hotel room to discover he's been a victim of an organ theft.
Sophie Jackson, 33, from Chorley, has had a publishing dream come true with A Pound Of Flesh, a New York-based prison romance, which has already attracted an impressive 4.5 million online reads, and is the first in a trilogy that sold at auction for a six-figure advance.
After a "Comedy of Errors" season for Real and Bale, the fans now want their own pound of flesh.
"The pound of flesh, which I demand of him/ Is dearly bought; 'tis mine and I will have it/ If you deny me, fie upon your law!'' -- Shylock, "The Merchant of Venice''
But Flintshire-born actor Jonathan Pryce is to return to the stage to claim his pound of flesh, with Shakespeare's Globe announcing that the star is to play Shylock in a forthcoming production of The Merchant of Venice.
Emanuel said: "I have put everything into this so investors will know they have my pound of flesh."
15 -- Readers must be familiar with Shakespeare's famous play 'The Merchant of Venice' in which Shylock demands a pound of flesh.
The upcoming episode 5, which is titled "Pound of Flesh," will further test him.