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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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I don't think a couple of coppers for the police to keep them pounding the beat will tip us into some great economic slump, do you?
POLISH police could soon be pounding the beat in Scotland.
A NEW dog will soon be pounding the beat sniffing out drugs on a North Wales estate.
And they'll soon be pounding the beat after successfully finishing their rigorous training.
Other Walford exiles currently pounding the beat include Roberta Taylor, Cyril Nri and Russell Floyd, whose character DC Ken Drummond finds himself in a dangerous situation this week.
A HORSE with no name is pounding the beat of South Wales - in search of an i den t i t y.
THE number of bobbies pounding the beat in the Midlands is starting to fall as Government austerity cuts begin to bite, new figures have revealed.
Fourth, let the police go back to pounding the beat.
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