Definitions

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  • n. As much as a can will hold.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. As much as a can will hold.

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

  • n. the quantity contained in a can

Etymologies

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can +‎ -ful

Examples

  • If the tiny canful which is our selves is pure and unsoiled, then when it meets the world it will blend with the Spirit which informs the world perfectly harmoniously, without distress or dislocation.

    Pagan and Christian Creeds: Their Origin and Meaning

  • By dint of these energetic proceedings he was in a short time able to return to the place where his passenger lay sick and exhausted, with a cup, or rather a canful, of tea; for everything was on a large scale on board of the JUMPING JENNY.

    Redgauntlet

  • He keeps half a dozen cans of Sterno hidden in his gear, and as soon as he turns off the camera, he whips off his shirt, pours a canful of Sterno into it, and squeezes the juice directly into his mouth, and then uses the leftover jelly as a sex lube to make the long, cold night a little bit cheerier.

    Die Oberen Zehn

  • Dig a canful of worms and get there while the water is still rising, and you could hit the jackpot.

    The Hell of High Water

  • Captain Mitchell had ordered that the heavy barrel be lugged on deck to the sunlight before drawing the varnish, but what a chore that was when all they needed was a canful.

    A Furnace Afloat

  • All I heard was my name and I turned to be splashed with a small canful of gasoline.

    Rain

  • Don't forget to gather the eggs and throw out a canful of scratch for the chickens around five o'clock.

    The Secret Of The Mansion

  • Then he remembered that he had a canful with him, the one he had almost unconsciously snatched up when he started on his present errand.

    Derrick Sterling A Story of the Mines

  • But once in awhile they discover that the reward of virtue is just as apt to be trouble as not, and that one good turn can unscrew the lid of a whole canful of calamities.

    The Camp Fire Girls Go Motoring Or, Along the Road That Leads the Way

  • So she gave Uncle Wiggily a canful of fresh milk, for the rabbit had brought the milk can out with him.

    Uncle Wiggily's Travels

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