dishful


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dishful

(ˈdɪʃfʊl)
n
another word for dish4
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Noun1.dishful - the quantity that a dish will hold; "they served me a dish of rice"
containerful - the quantity that a container will hold
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And when she kept on begging, she said at last, to get rid of her, 'I will throw this dishful of peas into the ash-heap, and if in two hours' time you have picked them all out, you shall go to the feast too.
He told me that as he had no consecrated chapel, nor proper things for the office, I should see he would do it in a manner that I should not know by it that he was a Roman Catholic myself, if I had not known it before; and so he did; for saying only some words over to himself in Latin, which I could not understand, he poured a whole dishful of water upon the woman's head, pronouncing in French, very loud, "Mary" (which was the name her husband desired me to give her, for I was her godfather), "I baptize thee in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost;" so that none could know anything by it what religion he was of.
LOOKING bemused behind his tiny, thin, wire- framed glasses, growing a dishful of networked brain cells to study, he could pass off as an Asian wizard at Hogwarts School.