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  • n. The amount that can fit in a barrow

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the quantity that a barrow will hold


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  • However much we stain the world, spatter it with our leavings, make stenches, defile the great formal oceans with what leaks down, trundling off today's last barrowful

    October 2006

  • I thought of all the men across the breadth of South Africa who, while I sat gazing out of the window, were killing chickens, moving earth, barrowful upon barrowful; of all the women sorting oranges, sewing buttonholes.

    "Unidentified Objects" by James P. Blaylock

  • ‘A barrowful of what?’ thought Alice; but she had not long to doubt, for the next moment a shower of little pebbles came rattling in at the window, and some of them hit her in the face.

    Alice in Wonderland

  • Kashet was more than ready for his midday meal, and climbed out of his wallow with eagerness when Vetch dumped the barrowful out on the stone verge.


  • If it was in bad repair, Davis should see to it; a man with a barrowful of bricks and a shovelful of mortar should be sent down.

    Vera Nevill Or, Poor Wisdom's Chance

  • It was not of a barrowful of bricks and shovelful of mortar that he had been dreaming, but of lancet windows and stone mouldings; of polished oak rafters within, and of high gables and red tiles without.

    Vera Nevill Or, Poor Wisdom's Chance

  • In winter and spring, up to the time of serving with the bull, they get an average barrowful of turnips amongst every three, and no more.

    Cattle and Cattle-breeders

  • These were first covered with a barrowful of earth and then with a heap of brushwood.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 821, September 26, 1891

  • And the care which was given was: pruning the vine, half an hour every year; and bringing a wheel-barrowful of manure, which was thrown over the stalk of the vine, planted in red clay outside the shelter.

    The Conquest of Bread

  • Mix thoroughly with the excavated soil a good barrowful of the oldest, finest manure you can get, combined with about one-fourth or one-fifth its weight of South Carolina rock (or acid phosphate, if you cannot get the rock).

    Home Vegetable Gardening — a Complete and Practical Guide to the Planting and Care of All Vegetables, Fruits and Berries Worth Growing for Home Use


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