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Noun1.four-pounder - an artillery gun that throws a shot weighing four pounds
artillery, heavy weapon, ordnance, gun - large but transportable armament
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In the course of a few days they surrounded their dwelling-house and magazines with a picket fence ninety feet square, flanked by two bastions, on which were mounted four four-pounders.
Stuart Ryan landed a 10lb 12oz rainbow followed by a four-pounder.
Paul Tyreman, from Livington Mines, managed nine rainbows, returning seven, on a Shipmen's Buzzer including the heaviest of the week, a four-pounder.
John's victory was helped by his first fish, a cracking four-pounder, which was retained, then another retained fish of 3lb 4oz that gave him an immediate advantage over Mike whose two retained fish weighed just short of 5lb.
My eldest daughter, who trains and rides endurance horses in France, has been chosen to advise a stable in the Middle East, who are flying her out first class - as a consequence she has invited me to lunch at one of my very favourite restaurants, Chez l'ami de Louis in the Rue Vertbois in Paris, where asparagus costs EUR10 a spear, although a pint of Hollandaise sauce comes free of charge; when you order chicken, they roast you a four-pounder, carve enough to overflow your plate and leave the rest for you to admire .
SIX sightings of a Couch's sea bream in 10 years was the average in UK waters when People Sport reported a prizewinning four-pounder recently.
French long-service professionals fought against Prussian conscripts, Chassepot rifles and Mitrailleuse machine guns against the Dreyse needle gun, Krupp's new steel breech-loading six-pounder gun against the French army's four-pounder bronze muzzle-loaders, an efficient general staff against a poor one.
I knew for sure I'd got my four-pounder, but I had to reweigh it three times before I believed what I was seeing.
According to local lore, Peter Cusimano, a former fish monger, lobbed the first octopus - a four-pounder - in the playoffs in 1952.
The best fish landed this week was a four-pounder The next monthly competition will be held on Saturday, June 1.
PRIZE CATCH (left) Kenny Tweddle with a 4lb rainbow he caught at Kielder Water and (right) Lee Telford with a very bright Jubilee Lakes four-pounder
Veteran Stan Gower of Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, featured here five weeks ago, has tried for 50 years to catch a four-pounder.