What is a pood?

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Noun
  1. An obsolete Russian unit of mass, equal to 40 Russian funt, or about 16.38 kg (approximately 36.11 pounds).
  2. A Russian unit of mass used for kettlebells, now rounded off to 16 kg (about 35.274 pounds).
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Over this spread a pood of tar, and fasten upon it another hide.
To solve the problem, Pood Point contacted Heraeus and the Neston company sent an infra-red test unit out to Dubai for trials.
Although this was difficult from the want of instruments, I succeeded in collecting more than a pood of hair.
Flour, for instance, was from three to five roubles the pood,13 and deer from three to five roubles each.
We have bought clover seed at ten roubles a pood, but we have no money left for oats.
In some years wheat has been sold for ten copecks the pood, and other products at proportionate prices.

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