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What does pounding mean? #1 (permalink) Sat Dec 24, 2005 21:28 pm   What does pounding mean?
 

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #113 "Synonyms for beat", question 3

I hate her habit of......... the kids for no particular reason.

(a) knocking
(b) pounding
(c) striking
(d) spanking

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #113 "Synonyms for beat", answer 3

I hate her habit ofspanking the kids for no particular reason.

Correct answer: (d) spanking
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meaning of pounding?

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What does pounding mean? #2 (permalink) Sun Dec 25, 2005 10:30 am   What does pounding mean?
 

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Pound: hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument.

This is not the way we speak of disciplining children.
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Pound #3 (permalink) Tue Jan 10, 2006 20:35 pm   Pound
 

Mister Micawber wrote:
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Pound: hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument.

This is not the way we speak of disciplining children.
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Hello Mister Micawber,

I'm curious to find out if the term 'pound' here has anything to do with one of your hobbies. Incidentally, is ornithoscopy the same as ornithology?

Thank you.
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What does pounding mean? #4 (permalink) Wed Jan 11, 2006 0:04 am   What does pounding mean?
 

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Good morning, Conchita,

Been browsing the profiles, have you? Well the Pound in my proflle is Ezra, a favorite poet, and ornithoscopy is a euphuisim for birdwatching. Ornithology is a biological science.

Que lo pase buen dias.

MM
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What does pounding mean? #5 (permalink) Wed Jan 11, 2006 11:27 am   What does pounding mean?
 

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Good morning, Conchita,

Been browsing the profiles, have you? Well the Pound in my proflle is Ezra, a favorite poet, and ornithoscopy is a euphuisim for birdwatching. Ornithology is a biological science.

Que lo pase buen dias.

MM

Thank you MM. It's the first thing I do: go to someone's profile, and it's a pity many choose not to reveal anything from themselves.

I thought you had made a typo with the word 'euphuism' (excuse my ignorance). But it couldn't be 'euphemism', so I looked it up just in case. Well, don't I learn a lot with you all! Birdwatching must be like a wonderful therapy, I should think.

Have a nice day, too (?Que pases un buen d?a!)
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