hatful


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hatful

(ˈhætfʊl)
n
the amount a hat will hold
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hatful - (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extenthatful - (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos"; "it must have cost plenty"; "a slew of journalists"; "a wad of money"
large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude
deluge, flood, inundation, torrent - an overwhelming number or amount; "a flood of requests"; "a torrent of abuse"
haymow - a mass of hay piled up in a barn for preservation
2.hatful - as many or as much as a hat will hold
containerful - the quantity that a container will hold
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A hatful of rain makes high water in the Neckar, and a basketful produces an overflow.
He would eat raw meat and dance his war-dance: so we always had a hatful of pennies after a day's work.
Yes, there is something in be hatful, repulsive," thought Levin, as he came away from the Shtcherbatskys', and walked in the direction of his brother's lodgings.
Then I distrusted the poor mare, and I went back to the stables for a hatful of oats, which I left with her in the clump, hat and all.
The visitors continued to push forward to try to get back in the game but couldn't finish any of the hatful of chances they had created.
We got some good balls across the box and I thought we only needed a goal early doors to score a hatful.
Coutinho's sweet strike after 23 minutes provided the only goal but the difference between the two sides was huge and Liverpool should have put a hatful past relegated QPR.
Kone, 29, (left) blasted a hatful of goals in his debut season and several top-flight clubs are on his trail as news of his 'fixed' fee flashes round the game.
The Hatters had numerous chances to equalise, but the Boro defence threw themselves in front of everything and McNamara made a hatful of saves to keep his side ahead.
Fulham had been the better side, with Berbatov in commanding form on his comeback from a hip injury, but they had failed to convert a hatful of chances.
MARTIN LING insisted his side should have had a hatful.
Personally, if someone offers me a Six Nations Twickenham ticket and I have to choose between that and staying on in Gloucestershire to watch another hatful of handicap hurdles while having my shoes irrigated by an inebriated member of the Worshipful Company Of Neckless Nightclub Doormen, I'll take the rugby.