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pound

 (lb) [pownd]
1. in the avoirdupois system, a unit of weight equal to 16 ounces (453.6 grams).
2. in the apothecaries' system, a unit of weight equal to 12 ounces (373.2 grams).

pound

(pownd),
A unit of weight, containing 12 ounces, apothecaries' weight, or 16 ounces, avoirdupois.
[A.S. pund; L. pondus, weight]

pound

(lb) (pound) a unit of weight in the avoirdupois (453.6 grams, or 16 ounces) or apothecaries' (373.2 grams, or 12 ounces) system.

pound (lb)

Etymology: L, pondus, weight
a unit of measure equal to 16 ounces, avoirdupois; 0.45359 kg; 7000 grains.

pound

(lb) (pownd)
A unit of weight, containing 12 ounces (apothecaries' weight) or 16 ounces (avoirdupois); equivalent to .453 kilograms.
[A.S. pund; L. pondus, weight]

pound

(pownd)
Unit of weight, containing 12 ounces, apothecaries' weight, or 16 ounces, avoirdupois.
[A.S. pund; L. pondus, weight]

pound

1. a unit of weight in the avoirdupois (453.6 g, or 16 ounces) or apothecaries' (373.2 g, or 12 ounces) system.
2. said of the gait of a horse which strikes the ground hard with the front feet at the canter.
3. an enclosure or building maintained by a local government authority in which stray animals are kept until claimed by their owners. See also animal shelter.

Patient discussion about pound

Q. i am all confused !!! there are so many kinds of diets and guides for loosing pounds , what should i choose

A. the best but hard one- going to a nutritionist with another friend that want to loose weight, build up a program, start doing physical activity . it will be hard, long, but worth it.
don't forget the friend, it's an important part!

Q. i need an easy way to loss pounds ... any suggestions ?

A. there are fasting routines you can do, but they are not worth it especially since they force a lot of water loss and not fat loss.

I would suggest you change up your eating habits and start exercising frequently. Remember to include resistance training 3 times a week minimum. Even going for walks helps.

Q. a good way or a method to shed off some pounds? Hello all, im a college student struggling with 15 to 20 extra pounds, I'm trying to shade it off, any one may say, run exercise, since I'm a soccer player it would only be obvious that i would be fit. My problem is that I hav a fracture knee and a previous dislocated right knee. Due to this i cant really excersice, so im asking for anyone out there,

A. I liked Schkinny answer. I find that eating chicken is a filling and a healthy meal. I suggest fresh vegetables instead of frozen. It's more natural and has a much higher nutritious value.

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All their remaining stock of provisions consisted of forty pounds of Indian corn, twenty pounds of grease, about five pounds of portable soup, and a sufficient quantity of dried meat to allow each man a pittance of five pounds and a quarter, to be reserved for emergencies.
Fred felt sure that he should have a present from his uncle, that he should have a run of luck, that by dint of "swapping" he should gradually metamorphose a horse worth forty pounds into a horse that would fetch a hundred at any moment--"judgment" being always equivalent to an unspecified sum in hard cash.
But my father has this very sum, five thousand pounds, and, as I tell him, I owe him so much that I have no compunction about owing him more.
Altogether him make 'm six tens pounds and two fella pounds gold money," was his translation of sixty-two pounds of wages.
But the widow has a little income of seventy pounds in her own right.
Therefore, the Tin Woodman having by this time fitted new ears to the Sawhorse, the entire party proceeded upon its way, leaving the giant to pound the path behind them.
How many proud painted dames would have fawned and smiled, and how many spendthrift blockheads done me lip-service to my face and cursed me in their hearts, while I turned that ten thousand pounds into twenty
cried the major; "but do you know that, at nine dollars a pound, this projectile will cost "
The kind and blessed gentleman which is so amny parents to you, Oliver, when you have none of your own: are a going to 'prentice you: and to set you up in life, and make a man of you: although the expense to the parish is three pound ten
There is the brilliant genius who turned the shares into that remarkably exact sum of three hundred and seventy five thousand pounds, no shillings, and nopence.
I got my bit of a nest-egg, as the master calls it, all by my own sharpness,--ten suvreigns it was,--wi' dousing the fire at Torry's mill, an' it's growed an' growed by a bit an' a bit, till I'n got a matter o' thirty pound to lay out, besides makin' my mother comfor'ble.
I lost forty-seven pound ten by being honest this morning.