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noun 
  1. A small and rather deep collection of (usually) fresh water, as one supplied by a spring, or occurring in the course of a stream; a reservoir for water; as, the pools of Solomon. --w:Wyclif, Wyclif.
Charity will hardly water the ground where it must first fill a . --W:Francis Bacon, Francis Bacon.
The sleepy pool above the dam. --W:Tennyson, Tennyson.
  1. A small body of standing or stagnant water; a puddle.
The filthy mantled pool beyond your cell. --W:Shak, Shak.
  1. The stake played for in certain games of cards, billiards, etc.; an aggregated stake to which each player has contributed a snare; also, the receptacle for the stakes.
verb (transitive)
  1. put together; contribute to a common fund, on the basis of a mutual division of profits or losses; to make a common interest of; as, the companies pooled their traffic.
Finally, it favors the pooling of all issues. -- w:Grant, Grant. (intransitive)
  1. combine or contribute with others, as for a commercial,speculative, or gambling transaction.

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