teacupful


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tea·cup·ful

 (tē′kŭp-fo͝ol′)
n. pl. tea·cup·fuls
The amount that a teacup can hold.
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tea•cup•ful

(ˈti kʌpˌfʊl)

n., pl. -fuls.
the amount a teacup will hold, equal to 4 fluid ounces (113 grams).
[1695–1705]
usage: See -ful.
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Noun1.teacupful - as much as a teacup will holdteacupful - as much as a teacup will hold  
containerful - the quantity that a container will hold
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Matters being thus amicably and satisfactorily arranged, the contract was solemnly ratified in another teacupful of the peppermint mixture; which was rendered the more necessary, by the flutter and agitation of the lady's spirits.
Palfrey, like other geniuses, wrought by instinct rather than by rule, and possessed no receipts--indeed, despised all people who used them, observing that people who pickled by book, must pickle by weights and measures, and such nonsense; as for herself, her weights and measures were the tip of her finger and the tip of her tongue, and if you went nearer, why, of course, for dry goods like flour and spice, you went by handfuls and pinches, and for wet, there was a middle-sized jug-- quite the best thing whether for much or little, because you might know how much a teacupful was if you'd got any use of your senses, and you might be sure it would take five middle-sized jugs to make a gallon.
Radish and pea salad INGREDIENTS SERVES 2-3 1 teacupful of fresh peas 10 radishes, thinly sliced 1 spring onion, thinly sliced 3 tbsp creme fraiche Milk A punnet of cress Black pepper DIRECTIONS Lightly cook the peas in boiling water, then drain and cool under the tap.