thimbleful


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thim·ble·ful

 (thĭm′bəl-fo͝ol′)
n.
1. A very small quantity.
2. The amount that a thimble can hold.

thimbleful

(ˈθɪmbəlˌfʊl)
n, pl thimblefuls or thimblesful
(Units) a very small amount, esp of a liquid

thim•ble•ful

(ˈθɪm bəlˌfʊl)

n., pl. -fuls.
1. the amount that a thimble will hold.
2. a small quantity, esp. of liquid.
[1600–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thimbleful - as much as a thimble will holdthimbleful - as much as a thimble will hold  
containerful - the quantity that a container will hold
Translations

thimbleful

[ˈθɪmblfʊl] Ndedada f
just a thimblefulunas gotas nada más

thimbleful

n (fig)Fingerhut m(voll)
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Yet a thimbleful, taken straight, only a thimbleful, wouldn't be much, and might help to pull him together.
He peremptorily denied for example, that any whale could so smite his stout sloop-of-war as to cause her to leak so much as a thimbleful.
You don't catch me tasting rum so much, but just a thimbleful for luck, of course, the first chance I have.
I can't afford to pay fifty centimes for every thimbleful.
Then take a little powder, about a thimbleful, or perhaps two, and pour it into the barrel.
Signs are small measurable things, but interpretations are illimitable, and in girls of sweet, ardent nature, every sign is apt to conjure up wonder, hope, belief, vast as a sky, and colored by a diffused thimbleful of matter in the shape of knowledge.
You shall have - well, a thimbleful of the brandy and go to bed.
He was too profoundly strong to be affected by a thimbleful.
Nunc vino pellite curas, Cras ingens iterabimus aequor,'" and the Bacchanalian, quoting the above with a House of Commons air, tossed off nearly a thimbleful of wine with an immense flourish of his glass.
Pickwick, and nodding to Sam, jerked it down his capacious throat as if it had been a small thimbleful.
There was not much to take away, for he seemed only able to inhale it by thimblefuls, and his heart would soon wear itself out, the way it was beating.
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