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  • n. Plural form of armful.


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  • And the women gathered the swarf by armfuls, spun bants of straw and tied in armfuls into sheaves, stacked sheaves into kivvers.

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  • Anyone else remember Crackerjack and the quiz where you got to stand on a drum and win armfuls of prizes and a cabbage if you dropped anything, but then the ultimate accolade, a Crackerjack pencil.

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  • He scented the mares and stopped short, head flung up and armfuls of creamy mane tossing in the breeze.


  • "Yes," said I; "how the poor city folk will envy when they come to see us, and how we will make all well again when we send them off with great golden armfuls!"

    The Golden Poppy

  • It was too early for the crowd, but bricklayers and their families, laden with huge lunch-baskets and armfuls of babies, were already going in -- a healthy, husky race of workmen, well-paid and robustly fed.


  • Arriving at the church - sorry, worship centre - I was welcomed into a cavernous modern atrium by a model-pretty hostess bearing glad tidings and armfuls of Christmas candy.

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  • He even went into the woods and scooped armfuls of last year's fallen leaves which he scattered over the slide.

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  • Some had collected mounds of rubble to use against the police, others had armfuls of goods they had taken from looted shops.

    London riots: conflagration and carnage in the capital and beyond

  • Miss Drexel and Juanita joined Charley in spreading the coats and robes on the sand and in gathering and spreading small branches, brush, and armfuls of a dry, brittle shrub.


  • From September to Christmas, it's a scene of academic bustle, full of students stocking up with armfuls of business, accountancy, science and law textbooks – a reflection of the university faculties nearby.

    Independent bookshops in north-west England


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