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.
The lazy girl was delighted at this, and thought to herself, 'The gold will soon be mine.' 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.
"Mort Dieu!" 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. Oh, yes, it's very easy for you all to laugh!
'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!' and the rest laughed.
The 36-year-old is still a firm favourite with Rhinos fans after winning a bucketful of honours in his 18 years at the club.
His career has been overshadowed by older brother Liam, who has won a bucketful of titles with Wigan and caps for England.
With just an upright bass, two old guitars and a bucketful of aching harmony,The Goat Roper Rodeo Band are preaching'Country Blues'like you never heard.