from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The amount that an arm or arms can hold.
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- n. The amount an arm or arms can hold.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. As much as the arm can hold.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. As much as the arms can hold; what one holds in one's arms or embrace.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quantity that can be contained in the arms
He worked methodically, even collecting an armful of the larger branches to be used later when the fire gathered strength.
Not until the bed was spread, the fire built, and a pot of beans boiling did Billy throw down the last armful of wood and begin.
If Sit-cum-to-ha had only remembered her grandfather, and gathered a larger armful, his hours would have been longer.
And a pretty armful it was, nestling against him wearily, but happy.
A bucket of water to be brought, an extra armful of wood to be chopped, the dishes to be washed and wiped, a search to be made through the outfit for some suddenly indispensable article, -- and these two effete scions of civilization discovered sprains or blisters requiring instant attention.
"It was good of you," spoke the armful, "to send Mr. Devereaux with fresh dogs after me, else I would not have been in till to - morrow."
He gathered an armful of dry wood, and with a few stones made a place for his fire.
I had the boys bring a big armful and I arranged them all myself.
"If only we had more stuff," Drexel groaned to his sister, as he threw down a meager, hard-gathered armful of the dry and brittle shrub, and as
"There's a solution," insisted the 34-year-old year old entrepreneur from Brooklyn, N.Y., clutching an armful of cocoa leaves to be tested back home.