Definitions

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  • n. As much as a van will hold.

Etymologies

van +‎ -ful (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He has forged a second career not by making his own music, but by sounding like a man with a vanful of stray hellhounds on his tail whenever anyone else is paying: Campbell, Soulsavers, Bomb the Bass.

    Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan: Hawk

  • Let the damn supermarket or some other local outlet bring a vanful of the stuff to your town instead, for heaven's sake!

    News from the House of Sticks -

  • At the terminal, our headlights colored a vanful of black men in crocheted caps and satin coats, lounging around chewing toothpicks.

    Earthly Possessions

  • Yesterday, he filled in his inventory further with a vanful of blooms from the Boston Flower Market, which was making up for a lack of Dutch produce by calling on growers in Canada, California, and Pennsylvania.

    Boston.com Top Stories

  • Another 25-plus will be heading down by the vanful to perform in the unsanctioned renegade parties that surround the festival - catching buzz and winning attention from the record labels, talent scouts and publishing houses that do their business with a worldwide audience every March.

    Vail Daily - Top Stories

  • Our vanful of elite officers spent two thirds of its time crawling miles through traffic with the latest felon sulking in the passenger seat, just to find the last vacant cell in a distant mega-station "custody suite".

    Top stories from Times Online

  • But - if I can a vanful of kids it'd sound like torture to be up at 2: 30 am

    The Cranky Flier

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