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- n. Plural form of dishful.
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Desperate Dan-style dishfuls of good pub grub (rib-eye steak, sinful onion rings, sausages on heaps of mash) with real beer from Herefordshire's Wye Valley, and Shropshire's Three Tuns and Salopian breweries.
The rain soon came down, -- not in drops, but dishfuls.
And it was called the "Churn-supper" because, from immemorial times, it was customary to produce in a churn a great quantity of cream, and to circulate it by dishfuls to each of the rustic company, to be eaten with bread.
And she had so deft a way of first thinking out what new things would be likely to go well together, and then mixing things that no one ever thought of mixing before, which yet turned into the most delightful dishfuls, that the sea-kings who dined with Sigurd jestingly declared that but one thing prevented some one's making war on him in hope of capturing Edith for himself, and that was the surety that if he won he then would have to fight all the others!