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  • n. Plural form of hatful.

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Examples

  • Within weeks he was taking hatfuls of wickets – eight against Kent, four against Essex, six for 30 against Middlesex – and within two seasons he and Gilligan were bowling South Africa all out for 30 in 48 minutes in his first Test.

    Maurice Tate was a true Ashes hero but now weeds claim his grave

  • There followed a three - or four-game blip in February and March, but when the situation began to favour attacking rugby, Brendan Venter and the coaches reassessed the situation and started winning by scoring hatfuls of tries.

    Saracens peaking perfectly with the Premiership summit in sight

  • And here comes Boris to bring, well, hatfuls of sunbeams to lighten our days.

    Go, Boris, Go!

  • I mean I have full confidence Jay Demerit and Marlon King will score hatfuls of goals this season for me and bale me out of trouble.

    A Rival Parliamentary Fantasy Football League

  • In hatfuls and in capfuls and in bushel bags and all

    Humboldt Wassail Song

  • Lately I reaped nearly two bolls of wheat from two hatfuls which I sowed.

    Robert Moffat The Missionary Hero of Kuruman

  • There are few that have hatfuls of money to expend upon the purchase of high-bred animals; nor is this necessary in order to secure a profitable return from a breeding stock.

    Cattle and Cattle-breeders

  • With the quick perception of a boy, Alec noticed he had used up all the dust within reach, so he got him a few hatfuls from the roadside, for which he was very grateful, and immediately sent a sand blast over his back that annihilated quite a colony of mosquitoes.

    Adventures in Many Lands

  • Could one empty a few hatfuls along Pall-Mall or Bond Street, on opera nights, what an amazement would seize the people!

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, Number 361, November, 1845.

  • Old Priscilla -- not so old then, of course, and sprightlier -- had lost a great deal of money, dropped it in handfuls and hatfuls on every race-course in the country.

    Crome Yellow

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