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n.1.The keeper of a pound.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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(32) Pigs similarly bothered the editors of the Daily Free Press in Winnipeg, who complained in 1874, "Pigs continue to roam the streets and explore gutters, utterly regardless of the poundkeeper." (33) In September 1883, Thomas Mooney, the city poundkeeper for Winnipeg reported impounding thirty-three cows, three horses, and a pig.
(29) Bylaw 260, "An Act to provide more effectually for preventing Cattle, Horses, Swine &c from running at large within the City and Liberties," 14 June 1858, CTA; By-law 474, "A By-law to provide for the appointment of Poundkeepers, and to regulate the Pounds in the City of Toronto," amended 25 September 1876, A Second Consolidation of the By-Laws of the City of Toronto (Toronto: Hunter, Rose, 1876).
There were 23 of these (13 per cent), and this class also included a poundkeeper, a gaoler, post and telegraph masters, police officers and court employees.