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  • n. An amount sufficient to fill a kettle, particularly of a kettle used for cooking.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the quantity a kettle will hold

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Examples

  • But this time, the tempered glass shattered, throwing the scalding kettleful onto my thighs.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teacher Tales

  • Neither boy waited to see more; another kettleful of chickpeas smoking in a heap on the floor; soda crackers crumbled and strewn in a line next to the doorsill.

    Excerpt: Beloved by Toni Morrison

  • Having done the honours of his house in this hospitable manner, Mr. Peggotty went out to wash himself in a kettleful of hot water, remarking that ‘cold would never get his muck off’.

    David Copperfield

  • I put on gloves, boiled up a kettleful, and just poured, then rubbed, then poured. . .

    I Hate Entropy (and the feeling's mutual) - A Dress A Day

  • Mother Holle led her also to the great door; but while she was standing beneath it, instead of the gold a big kettleful of pitch was emptied over her.

    Household Tales

  • Then she left them and went down into the palace kitchens, where she told the servants to sharpen the knives, and to make a great fire ready, and hang a large kettleful of water over it.

    The Yellow Fairy Book

  • There was no water heater, so hot water was produced a kettleful at a time on the propane stove.

    The Emerald Triangle

  • Neither boy waited to see more; another kettleful of chickpeas smoking in a heap on the floor; soda crackers crumbled and strewn in a line next to the door sill.

    Beloved

  • It'd take them days to harvest that field; and each kettleful would require three days of stewing to reduce the tough plant to pulp.

    Dragon Drums

  • "Tom, this here is concentrated, dehydrated spinach-a kettleful."

    Tom Swift Jr And His Flying Lab

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