Definitions

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  • adj. A sufficient quantity to fill a ladle

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A quantity sufficient to fill a ladle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • The quantity which a ladle holds when full.

Etymologies

ladle +‎ -ful (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "Nor do you, but at least mine has a logical explanation while yours merely relies on a fresh ladleful from the bottomless pit of bile that constitutes discourse from the right these days."

    Discourse.net: White House Puts its Media Skills to Work on Diplomacy

  • Nor do you, but at least mine has a logical explanation while yours merely relies on a fresh ladleful from the bottomless pit of bile that constitutes discourse from the right these days.

    Discourse.net: White House Puts its Media Skills to Work on Diplomacy

  • He would crush a clove of garlic into a paste in a bowl with salt, whisk in a generous ladleful of soft stewed chickpeas from the tall brass amphora simmering on top of his two-burner gas ring, and dump the mixture into a metal takeout container almost in the same motion.

    Day of Honey

  • Continue stirring and adding the stock a ladleful at a time, waiting until the liquid is absorbed each time before adding more, until the rice is tender and creamy yet still a little al dente.

    London 5 - New Year's Eve Dinner

  • Hugh and Nick suggest roughly mashing some of the potato against the side of the pan if you'd like to thicken it slightly, while Mark Hix purées a ladleful and then stirs it back into the pan.

    How to cook perfect cullen skink

  • Rather than filling the pan in the normal way, I drop a small ladleful into the sizzling butter and let them form their own, often quite wacky shapes.

    Nigel Slater's tiny omelette and black-pudding frittata recipes

  • Stuffed with ground mortadella and a quartet of rich Italian cheeses, including mascarpone, as well as fresh mint and sage, the blossoms are battered, deep-fried and served over a ladleful of house-made tomato sauce.

    A Flower to Savor

  • On top of that, a ladleful of the thick yellow sauce, smothering the rice underneath a creamy rich layer, the soft striped texture of the chicken showing through.

    The Kitchen Daughter

  • Add warmed stock to rice a ladleful (or 1/2 cup) at a time, stirring constantly.

    Ellen Kanner: Meatless Monday: Sustainable Is The New Normal

  • Add a ladleful of the pasta water and turn the pasta over in the sauce, the idea being that the final stage of the cooking is done in the frying pan, the pasta sucking up all the mushroom juices.

    Sam Harris's Italian Christmas recipes

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