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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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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.
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.
David Robson, chairman of the NFU in Northumberland, said: "It seems the Estate is wanting its pound of flesh.
In one of his plays, The Merchant of Venice, Jewish merchant Shylock asks for a pound of flesh when Antonio fails to settle a debt of 3,000 ducats within the agreed time.
The lawyer, Portia, solved the dilemma when she pointed out that it is impossible to separate a pound of flesh from the blood therein.
On the way they battle local rival band, Sensira, as well as a cynical music industry, determined to get its pound of flesh from the group.
Antonio cannot pay him back, and Shylock seeks his literal pound of flesh.
Mullins said: "My reading of this whole situation is they've had their pound of flesh and time will show my innocence.
Retailers will be looking for their pound of flesh off the back of this agreement," he said.
3) The contract memorializing the loan does not call for interest, but provides that if Antonio fails to repay the debt on time, he must sacrifice a pound of flesh, to be taken from "nearest his heart," (4) a penalty sure to result in Antonio's death.