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 Poult, a young turkey. Pullet,Pound of Flesh. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Pound.
 
The unit of weight (Latin, pondus, weight); also cash to the value of twenty shillings sterling, because in the Carlovingian period the Roman pound (twelve ounces) of pure silver was coined into 240 silver pennies. The symbols £ and lb. are for libra, the Latin for a pound. (See PENNY for POUND.)   1
 


 Poult, a young turkey. Pullet,Pound of Flesh. 

 
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