from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The amount that a pocket can hold.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the quantity that a pocket would typically hold
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. As much as a pocket will hold; enough to fill a pocket.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Enough to fill a pocket; as much as a pocket will hold.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quantity a pocket will hold
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By the time he ranked the car outside one of Chicago's best restaurants for lunch, she had what she called a pocketful of contracts, to sing at this restaurant and that; to dance for her supper and half a guinea at a ruinous night club, for she could do everything a little.
Peter has a book called A pocketful of change de Jager and Company, 2007 - obtainable from www. technobility.com which is only 60 pages long, not at all theoretical and easily readable in an hour.
They might just mean a "pocketful" of sewing tricks.
Lee Mack writes and stars as displaced Lee in the flatshare comedy, where tonight things take a potentially sinister turn when Tim returns from a work do with a pocketful of a suspicious powder.
We can sell it back to one of the drivers and make some folding money instead of a pocketful of nickels.
We emerged upon the sidewalk, each with a pocketful of money.
Alas, if you gave our Jacqui a penny for her thoughts, you'd get a pocketful of change in return.
Professionally Polite 6. Positive Peer Pressure -- Join a professional organization or register for an upcoming event and attend with a pocketful of business cards.
Each morning every man took a pocketful of soil to the road works and disposed of it.
I was not actually involved in this operation, except to take my pocketful of soil each morning.
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