Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. As much as a table will hold, or as many as can be seated round a table.
- n. As much as fills a table.
- table + -ful (Wiktionary)
“He speaks for no one but himself and the only authority he speaks with is the smug authority of the dealer in a back room poker game who knows the local cops have been paid off and he's got a tableful of drunken country boys to fleece.”
“I accidentally intimidated a tableful of highly educated businesspeople the other night simply by knowing what grapes are in a Bordeaux blend.”
“Picture it: You've got a tableful of tasty food and all of your family and friends are gathered around to share a holiday meal.”
“All of which could be a buzzkill, but as counterpoint I offer my late Auntie Margie, who was deep into her 80s when she once regaled a tableful of my girlfriends with tales of her love life.”
“The girls head to Morocco in this sequel, so set out a tableful of light bites, such as olives, dates, assorted cheeses and nuts arranged in small bowls.”
“Across the diner, a tableful of girls that Claire recognized from the show choir stared at her and Matthew.”
““She is like my best friend,” he says in front of a tableful of friends.”
“Some fifteen feet into the store, the first product display we run into is a tableful of digital cameras.”
“Kam ja tang (pork bone soup) with a tableful of panchan at Kunjip (32nd btw. 5+6th).”
“There were so many courses, and we were sharing with a tableful of people, but I managed to get a picture of one of the platters before anyone dove in.”
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