Definitions

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  • n. as much as a boot will hold

Etymologies

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boot +‎ -ful

Examples

  • There's nothing like getting bundled up at 7 AM to go clean the car off and getting a bootful of snow.

    When Gangsters Go "PC"

  • You favour either Holden or Ford - or a souped-up WRX with new kit and a bootful of subwoofer.

    July 11th, 2005

  • After which Lewisham essayed to gather her a marsh mallow at the peril, as it was judged, of his life, and gained it together with a bootful of water.

    Love and Mr Lewisham

  • "If you are, I hope you realize that your life isn't worth a bootful of warm piss — as the cowpokes would say in my old hometown of Phoenix, Arizona."

    Perseus Spur

  • At length, the girl dropped her boot with a sigh that was half a sob: "I can't lift another bootful," she murmured; "my shoulders and arms ache so -- and I feel -- faint."

    Prairie Flowers

  • • With spring in full swing, it's easy to come home from garden centres and nurseries with a car bootful of herbaceous perennials to squeeze into borders.

    Telegraph.co.uk: news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • His face looked like it always did back in Pennsylvania when we had to walk across the frozen puddles in the apartment-complex parking lot, never knowing when we’d break through the ice and get a bootful of muddy water.

    The House on the Gulf

  • The books will hit the shelves on the eve of next month's Six Nations launch, and will be known as the International Billionaires series, indicating that Mills & Boon have finally given literary voice to the game's many, many player-oligarchs, who for too long have been overshadowed by the sort of chaps without two Siberian-Ural aluminium holdings to rub together, but who can down a size 15 bootful of beer, Tabasco and earthworms in under 20 seconds.

    Blogposts | guardian.co.uk

  • "Of the gold and the fine silver, behold a bootful here.

    The Lay of the Cid

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