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MaryW commented on the word lock pound
Possibly: the segment of a lock (in a canal or river) between the gates, where boats are tied up to be raised or lowered.
A couple of teenage lads jumped off, one began to swing the lower gates shut and the other positioned himself at the winch and as the gates swung to a close began to fill the lock pound with water.
We pulled in at the mooring, as Geoff wanted to study the lock mechanism before we brought our monster into the pound.
Against all the rules, we stayed within the lock pound, until the rain, my blood loss and our heart rates had slackened to something closer to manageable.
November 3, 2015
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