bucketful


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Noun1.bucketful - the quantity contained in a bucket
containerful - the quantity that a container will hold
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saavillinensangollinen

bucketful

[ˈbʌkɪtfʊl] Ncubo m (lleno), balde m (lleno) (LAm)
by the bucketfula cubos (fig) → a montones, en grandes cantidades

bucketful

[ˈbʌkɪtfʊl] n (= pailful) → plein seau mbucket seat n(siège-)baquet mbucket shop n (for air tickets) officine de vente de billets d'avion à prix réduit

bucketful

nEimer m; by the bucketful (fig inf)tonnenweise (inf)
References in classic literature ?
Some people say that a horse ought not to drink all he likes; but I know if we are allowed to drink when we want it we drink only a little at a time, and it does us a great deal more good than swallowing down half a bucketful at a time, because we have been left without till we are thirsty and miserable.
Mother Holle led her, as she had led her sister, to the broad gateway; but as she was passing through, instead of the shower of gold, a great bucketful of pitch came pouring over her.
Bucketful by bucketful, from the tap at the sink in the corner, he filled a large galvanized-iron tub.
I don't know of what sort I am," returned Sancho, "but I know very well I'll never get such elegant skimmings off Basilio's pots as these I have got off Camacho's;" and he showed him the bucketful of geese and hens, and seizing one began to eat with great gaiety and appetite, saying, "A fig for the accomplishments of Basilio
It went over suddenly, burying its gunwale level with the sea and shipping a bucketful or so of water.
cried the bowman, "there is a bucketful or more of my blood over in France, but it was all spilled in hot fight, and I should think twice before I drew it drop by drop as these friars are doing.
But I was so frightened of offending Peg I'd have tried to drink it all if there had been a bucketful.
So you must be content with giving yourself a dry polish till we break the ice in the well, and can get a bucketful out for the boys.
Some- times a man, as he dashed a bucketful of water down the hatchway, would yell out, 'Hurrah for Bankok
Odelle Bastien left Trinidad five years earlier with a bucketful of talent, a good education and an ambition to work in the arts.
It's all hands aboard at The Ship Inn, Mirfield, and Mrs Newton bails out another bucketful of water.
Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse Cert 15 THERE'S a bucketful of juvenile bad taste splashing about in this gleefully funny zomcom.