The foot, the pound, and the pint are all close to the size of many things used in daily life. In contrast, the metre, the kilogram, and the litre are all rather large, and the centimetre, the gram, and the millilitre rather small, for many practical uses.
I think Terrell will catch hell at the sound of the bell.He's going around saying that he's a championship-fighter,but when he meets me he fall 20 Pound lighter.He thinks that he's the real heavy weight champbut when he meets me, he'll just be a trampNow I'm not sayin' just to be funny, but I'm fightin' Ernie because he needs the money.muhammad ali
Hard pounding this, gentlemen; let's see who will Pound longest.1st duke of wellington
If you understood a business perfectly and the future of the business, you would need very little in the way of a margin of safety. So, the more vulnerable the business is, assuming you still want to invest in it, the larger margin of safety you'd need. If you're driving a truck across a bridge that says it holds 10,000 pounds and you've got a 9,800 Pound vehicle, if the bridge is 6 inches above the crevice it covers, you may feel okay, but if it's over the Grand Canyon, you may feel you want a little larger margin of safety...warren buffett
From now on, the Pound abroad is worth 14 per cent or so less in terms of other currencies. That doesn't mean, of course, that the Pound here in Britain, in your pocket or purse or in your bank, has been devalued.harold wilson
concerning this selfstyled world's greatest and most generous literary figure: who had just arrived in our nation's capitol, attired in half a GI uniform and ready to be hanged as a traitor by the only country which ever made even a pretense of fighting for freedom of speech Re Ezra Pound poetry happens to be an art;and artists happen to be human beings.e. e. cummings
And they brought an Owl, and a useful Cart, And a Pound of Rice, and a Cranberry Tart, And a hive of silvery Bees. And they brought a Pig, and some green Jack-daws, And a lovely Monkey with lollipop paws, and forty Bottles of Ring-Bo-Ree, And no end of Stilton Cheese.Edward Lear
But you are dull, nothing comes nimbly from you; you dance like a plumber's daughter and deserve two thousand Pound in lead to your marriage, and not in goldsmith's ware.thomas middleton
My uncle was famous for his balanced point of view. At the time of which I am writing (when he was nearly seventy) it had become so balanced, that the act of balancing seemed rather automatic.One had only to offer him an opinion for him to balance it with a counter- opinion of exactly the same weight, as a grocer puts a Pound weight against a Pound of sugar.Sir Stephen Harold Spender
Hard pounding this, gentlemen, let'ssee who will Pound longest.
A sturdy, two-fisted fighter with a big punch. Remember, while most American fans didn’t get a chance to see him in action, there was a time in the early-and mid 60s where he was considered the best fighter, Pound-for Pound, in the world.eder jofre
Here is this mass of jelly - three Pound mass of jelly - that you can hold in the palm of your hand, and it can contemplate the vastness of interstellar space, it can contemplate the meaning of infinity, and it can contemplate itself contemplating the meaning of infinity.vilayanur s. ramachandran
Look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves.Penny wise, Pound foolish.
I would say the best moment of all was when I caught a 7.5 Pound largemouth bass in my lake.george w. bush
The farmer’s daughter hath soft brown hair (Butter and eggs and a Pound of cheese) And I met with a ballad, I can’t say where, That wholly consisted of lines like these.charles stuart calverley
Our discombobulated lives need to sink some anchors in numerical stability. (I still have not recovered from the rise of a Pound of hamburger at the supermarket to more than a buck.)stephen jay gould
Penny wise, Pound foolish.
An ounce of cheerfulness is worth a Pound of sadness to serve God with.
This bond is forfeit; And lawfully by this the Jew may claim A Pound of flesh.william shakespeare
The dynamics of the economic exchange in capitalism are unique. In a barter system of economic activity a producer may grow a Pound of potatoes and barter them for an equivalent amount ...
This bond doth give thee here no jot of blood; The words expressly are, a Pound of flesh. Take then thy bond, take thou thy Pound of flesh; But, in the cutting it, if thou dost shed One drop of Christian blood, thy lands and goods Are by the laws of Venice confiscate Unto the state of Venice.