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  • noun Plural form of barrelful.


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  • In this most disgusting example of the current regime's hatred of governance, Rove openly admitted he wanted to use the Katrina to experiment with GOP domestic economic policies which resulted in the US giving unaccounted barrelfuls of money to big bro 43's cronies-which isn't surprising because that is what happened in the previous Iraqi reconstruction-which is also what happened in the big bro 43/Paulson portion of the bailout.

    Why did we all hate Palin?

  • I got a rush out of working these ungodly hours--besides the money was rolling in by the barrelfuls--and thanks to the rest of the freelance staff pressuring this woman, she managed to get us all boosted up to $40 a hour--so you figure it up, $40 an hour for 12-to-20 hours a day, $50 an hour for weekend work, of which there was a lot.

    "eater of all things lovely--time"

  • "No more than a couple of barrelfuls for me, please," Mack replied.

    A Place Called Freedom

  • The reason given for that act was that, the Danish "klippings" having been repudiated in Denmark the year before, merchants were bringing barrelfuls of them into Sweden; so that the Swedish "klipping," being scarcely discernible from its Danish namesake, fell constantly in value, its fluctuations depending upon the importations of the repudiated coin from Denmark.

    The Swedish Revolution Under Gustavus Vasa

  • The little pear-shaped bulb with its delicate loop of filament, which cost months of toil and experiment at first, is now a common article, manufactured at an absurdly small cost, packed in barrelfuls and shipped everywhere, and consumed by the million.

    Steam, Steel and Electricity

  • Even with this highest incentive, Mr. White tells us that dozens of barrelfuls of manuscript were rejected; and not one patriot was found whose principles -- as expressed in his poetry -- were worth that much money!

    Four Years in Rebel Capitals An Inside View of Life in the Southern Confederacy from Birth to Death

  • The biggest harvest our family ever put up, that I remember, was equivalent to about three barrelfuls.

    Buffalo Bird Woman's Garden

  • It was affirmed, none the less, that one barrel of the original stuff was more than enough for three barrelfuls of the bottled product.

    South Wind

  • Why, if an audience can be attracted, interested, and even delighted in the Soho house, though play and players are not aided by the expenditure of barrelfuls of money on the mounting, should it be deemed necessary to employ a small fortune every time a work is presented by our native managers?

    Our Stage and Its Critics By "E.F.S." of "The Westminster Gazette"

  • They sit under these lovely shady groves for hours, in their thick coats, which they wear in any season and in any climate, their ponderous field-glasses slung over their fat shoulders and their pockets bulging with guide-books and postal cards, swallowing by barrelfuls the cool and beloved beer and eating _Butterbrod_ by platefuls.

    The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912


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