Pouchet box Pou"chet box` See Pouncet box .
Pouchong Pou·chong" noun A superior kind of souchong tea. De Colange.
Poudre Pou"dre noun [ See Powder .] Dust; powder. [ Obsolete] Chaucer. Poudre marchant [ see Merchant ], a kind of flavoring powder used in the Middle Ages. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Poudrette Pou·drette" noun [ French, dim. of poudre dust, powder. See Powder .] A manure made from night soil, dried and mixed with charcoal, gypsum, etc.
Pouf, Pouffe Pouf, Pouffe (pōf) noun [ Written also pouff .] [ French pouf . Confer Puff , noun ] Lit., a puff; specif.: (a) A soft cushion, esp. one circular in shape and not, like a pilow, of bag form, or thin at the edges. (b) A piece of furniture like an ottoman, generally circular and affording cushion seats on all sides.
Poulaine Pou·laine" noun [ French soulier Ã la poulaine .] A long pointed shoe. See Cracowes .
Poulard Pou·lard" (pō*lärd") noun [ French poularde pullet, from poule hen. See Pullet .] (Zoology) A pullet from which the ovaries have been removed to produce fattening; hence, a fat pullet.
Pouldavis Poul"da`vis noun Same as Poledavy . [ Obsolete]
Poulder Poul"der noun & v. Powder. [ Obsolete]
Pouldron Poul"dron noun See Pauldron .
Poulp, Poulpe Poulp, Poulpe noun [ French poulpe , from Latin polypus . See Polyp .] (Zoology) Same as Octopus . Musk poulp (Zoology) , a Mediterranean octopod ( Eledone moschata ) which emits a strong odor of musk.
Poult Poult noun
[ Old French pulte
, French poulet
, dim. of poule
fowl. See Pullet
.] A young chicken, partridge, grouse, or the like. King. Chapman.
Starling the heath poults or black game. R. Jefferise.
Poulter Poul"ter noun [ Middle English pulter . See Poult .] A poulterer. [ Obsolete] Shak.
Poulterer Poul"ter·er noun One who deals in poultry.
Poultice Poul"tice noun [ Latin puls , plural pultes , a thick pap; akin to Greek po`ltos . Confer Pulse seeds.] A soft composition, as of bread, bran, or a mucilaginous substance, to be applied to sores, inflamed parts of the body, etc.; a cataplasm. " Poultice relaxeth the pores." Bacon.
Poultice Poul"tice transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Poulticed ; present participle & verbal noun Poulticing .] To apply a poultice to; to dress with a poultice.
Poultive Poul"tive noun A poultice. [ Obsolete] W. Temple.
Poultry Poul"try noun [ From Poult .] Domestic fowls reared for the table, or for their eggs or feathers, such as cocks and hens, capons, turkeys, ducks, and geese.
Pounce Pounce noun [ French ponce pumice, pounce, from Latin pumex , -icis , pumice. See Pumice .] 1. A fine powder, as of sandarac, or cuttlefish bone, -- formerly used to prevent ink from spreading on manuscript. 2. Charcoal dust, or some other colored powder for making patterns through perforated designs, -- used by embroiderers, lace makers, etc. Pounce box , a box for sprinkling pounce. -- Pounce paper , a transparent paper for tracing.
Pounce Pounce transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Pounded ; present participle & verbal noun Pouncing .] To sprinkle or rub with pounce; as, to pounce paper, or a pattern.
Pounce Pounce noun [ Prob. through French, from an assumed Late Latin punctiare to prick, Latin pungere , punctum . See Puncheon , Punch , transitive verb ] 1. The claw or talon of a bird of prey. Spenser. Burke. 2. A punch or stamp. [ Obsolete] "A pounce to print money with." Withals. 3. Cloth worked in eyelet holes. [ Obsolete] Homilies.
Pounce Pounce transitive verb 1. To strike or seize with the talons; to pierce, as with the talons.
Stooped from his highest pitch to pounce a wren. Cowper.
Now pounce him lightly, J. Fletcher. 2. To punch; to perforate; to stamp holes in, or dots on, by way of ornament.
And as he roars and rages, let's go deeper.
[ Obsolete] Sir T. Elyot.
Pounce Pounce intransitive verb To fall suddenly and seize with the claws; -- with on or upon ; as, a hawk pounces upon a chicken. Also used figuratively.
Derision is never so agonizing as when it pounces on the wanderings of misguided sensibility. Jeffrey.
Pounced Pounced adjective 1. Furnished with claws or talons; as, the pounced young of the eagle. Thomson. 2. Ornamented with perforations or dots. [ Obsolete] "Gilt bowls pounced and pierced." Holinshed.
Pouncet box Poun"cet box` [ Confer French poncette , from ponce pounce. See Pounce a powder.] A box with a perforated lid, for sprinkling pounce, or for holding perfumes. Shak.
Pouncing Poun"cing noun 1. The art or practice of transferring a design by means of pounce. 2. Decorative perforation of cloth. [ Obsolete]
Pound Pound transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Pounded
; present participle & verbal noun Pounding
.] [ Middle English pounen
, Anglo-Saxon punian
to bruise. Confer Pun
a play on words.] 1. To strike repeatedly with some heavy instrument; to beat.
With cruel blows she pounds her blubbered cheeks. Dryden. 2. To comminute and pulverize by beating; to bruise or break into fine particles with a pestle or other heavy instrument; as, to pound spice or salt.
Pound Pound intransitive verb 1. To strike heavy blows; to beat. 2. (Machinery) To make a jarring noise, as in running; as, the engine pounds .
Pound Pound noun [ Anglo-Saxon pund an inclosure: confer forpyndan to turn away, or to repress, also Icelandic pynda to extort, torment, Ir. pont , pond, pound. Confer Pinder , Pinfold , Pin to inclose, Pond .] 1. An inclosure, maintained by public authority, in which cattle or other animals are confined when taken in trespassing, or when going at large in violation of law; a pinfold. Shak. 2. A level stretch in a canal between locks. 3. (Fishing) A kind of net, having a large inclosure with a narrow entrance into which fish are directed by wings spreading outward. Pound covert , a pound that is close or covered over, as a shed. -- Pound overt , a pound that is open overhead.
Pound Pound transitive verb To confine in, or as in, a pound; to impound. Milton.
Pound Pound noun
; plural Pounds
, collectively Pound
. [ Anglo-Saxon pund
, from Latin pondo
, akin to pondus
a weight, pendere
to weigh. See Pendant
.] 1. A certain specified weight; especially, a legal standard consisting of an established number of ounces.
» The pound in general use in the United States and in England is the pound avoirdupois
, which is divided into sixteen ounces, and contains 7,000 grains. The pound troy
is divided into twelve ounces, and contains 5,760 grains. 144 pounds avoirdupois are equal to 175 pounds troy weight. See Avoirdupois
, and Troy
. 2. A British denomination of money of account, equivalent to twenty shillings sterling, and equal in value to about $4.86. There is no coin known by this name, but the gold sovereign is of the same value.
» The pound
sterling was in Saxon times, about a.d.
671, a pound
troy of silver, and a shilling was its twentieth part; consequently the latter was three times as large as it is at present. Peacham.
Pound-breach Pound"-breach` noun The breaking of a public pound for releasing impounded animals. Blackstone.
Poundage Pound"age noun 1. A sum deducted from a pound, or a certain sum paid for each pound; a commission. 2. A subsidy of twelve pence in the pound, formerly granted to the crown on all goods exported or imported, and if by aliens, more. [ Eng.] Blackstone. 3. (Law) The sum allowed to a sheriff or other officer upon the amount realized by an execution; -- estimated in England, and formerly in the United States, at so much of the pound. Burrill. Bouvier.
Poundage Pound"age transitive verb To collect, as poundage; to assess, or rate, by poundage. [ R.]
Poundage Pound"age noun [ See 3d Pound .] 1. Confinement of cattle, or other animals, in a public pound. 2. A charge paid for the release of impounded cattle.
Poundal Pound"al noun [ From 5th Pound .] (Physics & Mech.) A unit of force based upon the pound, foot, and second, being the force which, acting on a pound avoirdupois for one second, causes it to acquire by the of that time a velocity of one foot per second. It is about equal to the weight of half an ounce, and is 13,825 dynes.
Poundcake Pound"cake` noun A kind of rich, sweet cake; -- so called from the ingredients being used by pounds, or in equal quantities.
Pounder Pound"er noun 1. One who, or that which, pounds, as a stamp in an ore mill. 2. An instrument used for pounding; a pestle. 3. A person or thing, so called with reference to a certain number of pounds in value, weight, capacity, etc.; as, a cannon carrying a twelve-pound ball is called a twelve pounder . » Before the English reform act of 1867, one who was an elector by virtue of paying ten pounds rent was called a ten pounder .
Pounding Pound"ing noun 1. The act of beating, bruising, or breaking up; a beating. 2. A pounded or pulverized substance. [ R.] "Covered with the poundings of these rocks." J. S. Blackie.
Poundkeeper Pound"keep`er noun The keeper of a pound.
Poundrate Pound"·rate` noun A rate or proportion estimated at a certain amount for each pound; poundage.
Poup Poup intransitive verb See Powp . [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Poupart's ligament Pou·part's" lig"a·ment (Anat.) A ligament, of fascia, extending, in most mammals, from the ventral side of the ilium to near the symphysis of the pubic bones.
Poupeton Pou"pe·ton noun [ See Puppet .] A puppet, or little baby. [ Obsolete] Palsgrave.
Pour Pour adjective Poor. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Pour Pour intransitive verb To pore. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Pour Pour transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Poured
; present participle & verbal noun Pouring
.] [ Middle English pouren
, of uncertain origin; confer W. bwrw
to cast, throw, shed, bwrw gwlaw
to rain.] 1. To cause to flow in a stream, as a liquid or anything flowing like a liquid, either out of a vessel or into it; as, to pour water from a pail; to pour wine into a decanter; to pour oil upon the waters; to pour out sand or dust. 2. To send forth as in a stream or a flood; to emit; to let escape freely or wholly.
I . . . have poured out my soul before the Lord. 1 Sam. i. 15.
Now will I shortly pour out my fury upon thee. Ezek. vii. 8.
London doth pour out her citizens ! Shak.
Wherefore did Nature pour her bounties forth Milton. 3. To send forth from, as in a stream; to discharge uninterruptedly.
With such a full and unwithdrawing hand ?
Is it for thee the linnet pours his throat ? Pope.
Pour Pour intransitive verb To flow, pass, or issue in a stream, or as a stream; to fall continuously and abundantly; as, the rain pours ; the people poured out of the theater.
In the rude throng pour on with furious pace. Gay.
Pour Pour noun A stream, or something like a stream; a flood. [ Colloq.] "A pour of rain." Miss Ferrier.
Poureliche Poure"liche` adverb Poorly. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
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