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n. 1 A pound (unit of weight). 2 (context cricket English) leg bye


n. 16 ounces; "he tried to lift 100 pounds" [syn: pound]


LB, lb or lb. may refer to:

LB (car ferries)

LB (car ferries) or locally simply LB was a car and lorry ferry line that between 1955 and 1981 operated on the HH Ferry route between Helsingør (Elsinore), Zealand, Denmark and Helsingborg, Scania, Sweden. They were the first operator on this route to challenge the informal monopoly which DSB had enjoyed ever since 1888. And since 1630, competition at the route had only occurred between 1836 and 1840. The route had further been operated by the Danish National railways with train ferries since 1892, and since 1931 with a 50-50 support deal also with the National Swedish railways. Until LB challenged the informal monopoly.

Usage examples of "lb".

Each syndicate also shares a safety Bergen, weighing some 50 lbs, which contains a 24-hour ration pack, a radio, one change of clothes and a bivvy bag, enough for the YOs to survive if Dartmoor turns the climate on its head.

All my luggage, with the exception of my saddle, which I use for a footstool, goes into one kuruma, and Ito, who is limited to 12 lbs.

Manilla in large quantities for that purpose, for the China market, it has become a peculiar business of itself by the dealers in it, and varies in price, according to quality, from fifteen to thirty dollars per pecul of 140 lbs.

Both fields were just alike, both plowed and sowed alike, without manure, except 200 lbs of Peruvian guano upon one, and that sure to bring fifteen or twenty bushels to the acre, while the other would not exceed three bushels.

From 15 to 20 bushels for one sowed, is the ordinary product on our poorest lands, from the application of 200 lbs.

Last fall the same land, after remaining one year in clover, was again sowed with one bushel of wheat and dressed with 140 lbs.

I therefore bought guano, mixed it with its bulk of plaster, then added fine charcoal, the same, and to this mixture double the whole bulk of deposit of the Roanoke river, a rich alluvial earth, and sowed the whole broadcast in February and March, and harrowed it in, on the top of the wheat I sowed at the rate of 200 lbs.

In our climate we can sow wheat on the poorest corn ground late in November and have as fine a crop, and harvest it as soon, as we can obtain from well prepared and fallowed without guano sowed early in the season, For every 100 lbs.

And in this unfavorable season of 1860, he gets on his three unmanured plots an average of 730 lbs.

And the maltsters find it almost impossible to get six-rowed barley weighing 48 lbs.

And in raising tobacco-plants in the seed-bed, I should expect good results from the use of superphosphate, raked into the soil at the rate of three or four lbs.

But even if the farmer feeds out none of his wheat-bran, but sells it all with his wheat, the 30 bushels of wheat remove from the soil only 26 lbs.

He now sows wheat in the fore part of September, three pecks to the acre, after having previously plowed in 200 lbs.

It consisted of a metal wand, wire, and a case with 20 lbs of batteries and a micro ammeter that was useless in the middle of a herd in the dark.

It had to rise 100 feet to the trap door in the shed on the tower platform, a long way to lift 5,000 Ibs of steel and explosive and 11 lbs of plutonium.