scuttleful

scuttleful

(ˈskʌtəlfʊl)
n
the amount a scuttle will hold
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He thought he would light the fire when he got inside, and make himself some breakfast, just to pass away the time; but he did not seem able to handle anything from a scuttleful of coals to a teaspoon without dropping it or falling over it, and making such a noise that he was in mortal fear that it would wake Mrs.
I stirred up the cinders, and fetched a scuttleful myself.
Our coal stocks grew dangerously low during the Great Freeze and our usual coal merchant was rationing even his regulars so, with one scuttleful remaining, I phoned around.