quiverful


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quiverful

(ˈkwɪvəfʊl)
n
1. (Archery) the amount that a quiver can hold
2. literary a fair number or full complement: a quiverful of children.
Translations

quiverful

n (of arrows)Köchervoll m
References in classic literature ?
Long-hafted, slender, bone-barbed throwing-spears lay along the gunwale of the canoe, while a quiverful of arrows hung on each man's back.
During her seven years with the Sadler's Wells Ballet Gillian collected a quiverful of new leading roles.
The Come From Away writers are hardly the first artists to arrive on the Great White Way with a quiverful of memories--and rewriting ideas--from previous runs at U.S.
KATHRYN JOYCE is a journalist and author of The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking and the New Gospel of Adoption and Quiverful!: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement.
If there are occasional moments when (in my view at least) Rebhorn's translation needlessly cheats the English-speaking reader of a particularly colorful and descriptive phrase--for instance, his decision to translate the evocative "a lui il calendar caduto da cintola" ("his calendar had fallen off his belt") of novella 2.10 with the slangy "this guy had lost his calendar" (190), or the suggestive violence of the insistently repeated idiom "to get someone off one's back" ("torsi da dosso") in novella 9.1 with a quiverful of such blunter expressions as to "get rid of" and to "extricate"--such minor flaws not only are inevitable but are amply compensated by his concerted effort to preserve Boccaccio's notoriously broad range of sexual euphemisms or to find suitably nuanced equivalents.
But there are probably precious few place-names that can be made to rhyme with quiverful, so the verbal mischief from one of the most-loved singers of his generation can easily be overlooked.
Paul Nicholls could easily saddle the first three home again, because the third of his quiverful of arrows is Neptune Collonges, who ran the race of his life when third a year ago.
I remember once losing a whole quiverful of arrows shooting at a fox squirrel that was running along branches and leaping from tree to tree.
The Tory peer, currently on trial for perjury, was a close pal, even dedicating his book, A Quiverful of Arrows, to Oakley.
Norton), journalist John Tierney shoots a quiverful of literary arrows at the heart of Chagnon's scientific integrity Among Tierney's charges: Chagnon covertly staged incidents shown in famous films of the Yanomami, stirred up Yanomami warfare with his research tactics and reported on their violence in deceptive ways, conspired with others to gain control of the Yanomami's land so that he could ensure research access to them, and codirected what has become a controversial vaccination program that sparked a deadly measles epidemic among the Yanomami.
He sat with his son in the dry atmosphere of Northern Nigeria and on the grass beside him lay his bow and quiverful of arrows steeped in poison.
Now there's a quiverful of thoughts to conjure with.