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'.
Put the broccoli into a large bowl, pour over a kettleful of boiling water, leave to stand for 1 min, then drain well (see tip below).
In the morning, empty and rinse the kettle thoroughly, then boil up a fresh kettleful of water and discard to avoid a vinegary tang to your cuppa.
1306, 1308-11 (1979); Shari Seidman Diamond et al., The "Kettleful of Law" in Real Jury Deliberations: Successes, Failures, and Next Steps, 106 NW.
from deep structural issues and failures to confront inconsistencies and ambiguities in the law." Shari Seidman Diamond et al., The "Kettleful of Law" in Real Jury Deliberations: Successes, Failures, and Next Steps, 106 Nw.