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  • noun Plural form of barrowful.

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Examples

  • Nick bringing barrowfuls of peaches back from the fruit patch, Hermione collecting fallen figs to feed her horses.

    Set your family free: rural bliss in Spain

  • I often think that I should like to have my house front on this mass of dull red bushes, omitting other flower plots and borders, transplanted spruce and trim box, even graveled walks — to have this fertile spot under my windows, not a few imported barrowfuls of soil only to cover the sand which was thrown out in digging the cellar.

    Walking

  • A tankard scoured bright: and do there not lie, of the self-same pewter, whole barrowfuls of tankards, though by worse fortune all still in the dim state?

    Paras. 1-24

  • Nor is it easy to cook for five hundred people more than usual, and all the ordinary business of the farm comes to a stand-still while the hands prepare barrowfuls of bacon and potatoes, and stir up the coffee and milk and sugar together with a pole in a tub.

    The Solitary Summer

  • Into these, green lobsters were tossed by barrowfuls, to be taken out a little later smoking hot and coloured a vivid scarlet.

    Under the Great Bear

  • Yet, as Cleena knew, he had made a considerable opening under the west room and had carried out many barrowfuls of earth.

    Reels and Spindles A Story of Mill Life

  • I often think that I should like to have my house front on this mass of dull red bushes, omitting other flower plots and borders, transplanted spruce and trim box, even graveled walks — to have this fertile spot under my windows, not a few imported barrowfuls of soil only to cover the sand which was thrown out in digging the cellar.

    Walking

  • For my sins, I have read much in those inimitable volumes of yours, -- really I should think, some barrowfuls of them in my time, -- and, in these last forty years of theory and practice, have pretty well seized what of Divine Message you were sent with to me.

    Latter-Day Pamphlets

  • So, having spent many back-breaking hours in the rain and wind over the past couple of months preparing the ground in my back garden - turning over the turf and wheeling in barrowfuls of manure and compost - it's not the prognosis I was hoping for as we enter the peak season for sowing and planting.

    The Guardian World News

  • So, having spent many back-breaking hours in the rain and wind over the past couple of months preparing the ground in my back garden - turning over the turf and wheeling in barrowfuls of manure and compost - it's not the prognosis I was hoping for as we enter the peak season for sowing and planting.

    Life and style | guardian.co.uk

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