Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of chestful.

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Examples

  • They wear olive drab, black berets and chestfuls of medals.

    Heroes or Villains?

  • The most recent: a televised theatrical extravaganza last month in honor of the annual "Defenders of the Fatherland Day" holiday that featured Army choirs, dancing Cossacks and teary-eyed World War II veterans with chestfuls of medals.

    Hollow Tipped Threat

  • “By no other right, madam: we have twelve chestfuls, any one or all of which I am bound to render up to your order.”

    Mary Anerley

  • She was wearing now her mother's clothes of which there were chestfuls, altered for her of course.

    The Rover

  • Still rather sleepy, drinking in chestfuls of the fresh, chill air, they stepped up, drawing their long sea-boots higher, and having to shut their eyes, dazzled at first by a light so pale, yet in such abundance.

    An Iceland Fisherman

  • "By no other right, madam: we have twelve chestfuls, any one or all of which I am bound to render up to your order."

    Mary Anerley : a Yorkshire Tale

  • Nor did chestfuls of pieces of eight stop arriving in Genoa.

    Crooks and Liars

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