Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of boatful.

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Examples

  • What concrete proof is there that the Colombo Government can or will stop people smugglers leaving their shores with boatfuls of asylum seekers?

    Interview - Fran Kelly, Breakfast, Radio National

  • Our best friend now seems to be Morocco's king, who sends boatfuls of illegal immigrants to our shores.

    MAIL CALL

  • Rudy Giuliani saw to it that U.S. Coast Guard ships were sent into the waters between Haiti and the U.S. to stop the boatfuls of Haitians and turn them back.

    RUDOLPH W. GIULIANI

  • Their neighbours caught boatfuls, and went home, Sour said, laughing at them.

    Granny's Wonderful Chair

  • In August he was let have two boatfuls of mackerel.

    The King of Ireland's Son

  • "Four boatfuls of us will be a big enough party," agreed Vincent.

    The Jolliest School of All

  • Two boatfuls of them engaged us, and we had many casualties from their pumpkin-seed missiles.

    Works of Lucian of Samosata — Volume 02

  • Two boatfuls of the Enemy attempting to escape, being overprest with numbers, sank; whereby were drowned near three hundred of them.

    The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 11

  • ALL that night we were in a great bustle getting things stowed in their place, and boatfuls of the squire's friends, Mr. Blandly and the like, coming off to wish him a good voyage and a safe return.

    Treasure Island

  • There they were, boatfuls of men, who waved careless adieus to us as we dashed past.

    The Crack of Doom

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