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  • noun An old English measure of weight, usually of wool, perhaps equal to 3 cloves.

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  • The Hebrew word K+uoB+W+D+, signifies "pondus," or "weight;" whereunto the apostle alludes when he speaks of "an eternal weight of glory," 2 Cor. iv.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • As opposed to the first vision, in which he was pulled away from God by the weight pondus of how own carnal habit, the vision at Ostia reinforced his belief that the goods of the world, over which he had previously lusted, are nothing compared to the joy of resting in God for all eternity.

    A Shared Vision Before Death in Ostia

  • Dulce lignum, dulci clavo, dulce pondus sustinens!

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • Dulce lignum, dulci clavo, dulce pondus sustinens!

    Sing, my tongue

  • Ope staterae sidae ponduscula mihi confeci in ratione dupla progredientia, quorum minium grani tritici pondus no superabat.

    The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe

  • Dulce lignum, dulci clavo, dulce pondus sustinens!

    September 14: the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

  • Dulce lignum, dulci clavo, dulce pondus sustinens!

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • [3615] Quid nisi pondus iners stolidaeque ferocia memtis, What in Osus and Ephialtes (Neptune's sons in Homer), nine acres long?

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • God who endowed it with these properties; my chaos includes not the forces you imagine — “nec quidquam nisi pondus iners”; it was a powerless mass; “pondus” here signifies not weight but mass.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Thuman, quorum quodlibet decies millies facit: vnum autem Tagar pondus est asini.

    The Journal of Friar Odoric

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