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  • n. Plural form of boxful.


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  • But the servicemen were used to being moved from post to post every few years, and few of them could or wanted to collect books, and so there were always boxfuls of used paperbacks that Navy Wives were trying to clear out of storage in preparation for the next move.

    MIND MELD: What Book Introduced You to Science Fiction?

  • No more boxfuls of curling photos and old Polaroids.

    What Women Want

  • And so there is a great authorial rifling through boxfuls of correspondence, and many surely blissful hours reading old periodicals.

    A Woman Among Mad Men

  • When sheriff's officers in the Willowbrook neighborhood of Los Angeles County tested the system, they fired boxfuls of blanks and live rounds in nine separate areas.

    East Orange skips ahead of Plainfield with gun sensors

  • It reeked from boxfuls of Havana cigars enjoyed by the previous tenant: Tory chancellor Kenneth Clarke.

    A Question of Honour

  • It's a world away from's helpful suggestions and recommendations, where the user clearly understands that whatever information they input is being sent to the online behemoth--this is how you end up with boxfuls of kitchen utensils you never knew you needed.

    Jobs' Apple Alters iTunes After Privacy Concerns

  • I was tumbling two boxfuls of my papers into one large box, when the desire took me to look into my father's day-book, which I had never opened since it came to me, wrapt in newspaper, and sealed, from Templand.

    Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • "I am surrounded by poor dead birds in the store all day," she observed, "and spend so much of my time sewing their wings and heads and tails on hats and sort boxfuls of them for customers to look at, that even a living bird saddens me."

    Dickey Downy The Autobiography of a Bird

  • Doctor Buchan, she took quantities of Gambouge's Universal Medicine, and whole boxfuls of Parr's Life Pills.

    The Book of Snobs

  • To expand his collection, Wilson dragged his dad, Kenneth, on long road trips into the New Mexico desert to go prospecting for uranium ore; they returned with boxfuls.


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