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POOD

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Originally appearing in Volume V22, Page 72 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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POOD, a Russian weight, equivalent to 40 lb Russian and about 36 lb avoirdupois. A little more than 62 poods go to the ton. The word is an adaptation of the Low German or Norse pund, pound.
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