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Feb 23, 2024
This week’s theme
Words for prisons

This week’s words
bridewell
gulag
calaboose
panopticon
lob's pound

lob's pound
“Keep your nose clean, keep growing. I’ll have you out here in another six months.”
Cartoon: Dan Piraro

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lob’s pound

PRONUNCIATION:
(LOBZ pound or lobz POUND)

MEANING:
noun:
1. Prison.
2. Difficulty.
3. Entanglement.

ETYMOLOGY:
From lob (a bumpkin, lout) + pound (enclosure). Earliest documented use: 1597.

USAGE:
“I know I shall catch her in some lob’s pound.”
Hannah Cowley; The World as It Goes; 1781.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Leaving home in a sense involves a kind of second birth in which we give birth to ourselves. -Robert Neelly Bellah, sociologist and author (23 Feb 1927-2013)

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