a capful of wind


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cap·ful

 (kăp′fo͝ol′)
n. pl. cap·fuls
The amount that a cap can hold.
Idiom:
a capful of wind
A sudden breeze.
References in classic literature ?
I warrant you were frighted, wer'n't you, last night, when it blew but a capful of wind?" "A capful d'you call it?" said I; "'twas a terrible storm." "A storm, you fool you," replies he; "do you call that a storm?