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  • n. Plural form of boatful.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • What concrete proof is there that the Colombo Government can or will stop people smugglers leaving their shores with boatfuls of asylum seekers?

    Interview - Fran Kelly, Breakfast, Radio National

  • Our best friend now seems to be Morocco's king, who sends boatfuls of illegal immigrants to our shores.


  • Rudy Giuliani saw to it that U.S. Coast Guard ships were sent into the waters between Haiti and the U.S. to stop the boatfuls of Haitians and turn them back.


  • Their neighbours caught boatfuls, and went home, Sour said, laughing at them.

    Granny's Wonderful Chair

  • In August he was let have two boatfuls of mackerel.

    The King of Ireland's Son

  • "Four boatfuls of us will be a big enough party," agreed Vincent.

    The Jolliest School of All

  • Two boatfuls of them engaged us, and we had many casualties from their pumpkin-seed missiles.

    Works of Lucian of Samosata — Volume 02

  • Two boatfuls of the Enemy attempting to escape, being overprest with numbers, sank; whereby were drowned near three hundred of them.

    The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 11

  • ALL that night we were in a great bustle getting things stowed in their place, and boatfuls of the squire's friends, Mr. Blandly and the like, coming off to wish him a good voyage and a safe return.

    Treasure Island

  • There they were, boatfuls of men, who waved careless adieus to us as we dashed past.

    The Crack of Doom

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