Ivan went home and said to his father, “Father, make me another mace, a ten pood one.”
Over this spread a pood of tar, and fasten upon it another hide.
Although this was difficult from the want of instruments, I succeeded in collecting more than a pood (thirty-six pounds) of hair.
When he rose from table Chichikov felt as though a pood's weight were inside him.
When the pay-dirt is reached, its depth and the number of zolotniks of gold in every pood taken out are ascertained.
The pood, be it remembered, is equal to (rather more than) 36 lbs.
We have bought clover seed at ten roubles a pood, but we have no money left for oats.
From one pood of dirt, of course unusually rich, Mr. Kaporaki obtained 24 zolotniks, or three ounces of gold.
In some years wheat has been sold for ten copecks the pood, and other products at proportionate prices.
Flour, for instance, was from three to five roubles the pood,13 and deer from three to five roubles each.