kettleful


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kettleful

(ˈkɛtəlfʊl)
n
an amount that fills a kettle
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Noun1.kettleful - the quantity a kettle will holdkettleful - the quantity a kettle will hold  
containerful - the quantity that a container will hold
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Then she left them and went down into the palace kitchens, where she told the servants to sharpen the knives, and to make a great fire ready, and hang a large kettleful of water over it.
Hagar, the witch, chanted an awful incantation over her kettleful of simmering toads, with weird effect.
You cook another kettleful, and I 'll pick you some meats all fair.
Peggotty went out to wash himself in a kettleful of hot water, remarking that 'cold would never get his muck off'.
Boil the kettle, put the beansprouts and red onion in a colander and pour over a kettleful of boiling water.