from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In coining, the process of testing repeatedly the weight of a given number of blanks punched from a sheet of gold or silver.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of beating, bruising, or breaking up; a beating.
  • noun rare A pounded or pulverized substance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of pound.
  • noun An act in which something or someone is pounded
  • adjective Causing heavy or loud throbs

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an instance of rapid strong pulsation (of the heart)
  • noun the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows)
  • noun repeated heavy blows


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