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Ezra Pound

Born in Idaho and raised in Pennsylvania, Ezra Pound spent most of his life in Europe and became one of the 20th century's most influential -- and controversial -- English-language poets. After spendi…

Ezra: 2

Ezra Chapter 2 1 Now these are the children of the province that went up out of the captivity, of those which had been carried away, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried awa…

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…

Ezra

Ezra Ch. 1: Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia… Ch. 2: Now these are the children of the province that… Ch. 3: And when the seventh month was come… Ch. …

Abbreviation for Pounds

The Question: I have had a unsuccessful search for the origin of the abbreviation "lbs." which is used for pounds. What does it stand for, and where did it co…

Pound of Flesh

The whole bargain, the exact terms of the agreement, the bond literatim et verbatim. The allusion is to Shylock, in The Merchant of Venice, who bargained with Antonio for a “pound of …

Scotch Pound

(A) was originally of the same value as an English pound, but after 1355 it gradually depreciated, until in 1600 it was but one-twelfth of the value of an English pound, that is about 1s. 8…

Lob's Pound

A prison, the stocks, or any other place of confinement. (Welsh, llob, a dolt). The Irish call it Pook's or Pouk's fold, and Puck is called by Shakespeare “the lob of spirits,” …

Ezra: 7

Ezra Chapter 7 1 Now after these things, in the reign of Artaxerxes king of Persia, Ezra the son of Seraiah, the son of Azariah, the son of Hilkiah, 2 The son of Shallum, the son of Zadok,…

Ezra DARBY

DARBY, Ezra, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Scotch Plains, N.J., June 7, 1768; attended the common schools; engaged in agricultural pursuits; held offices as chosen freeholder, asses…