from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The amount that a fist can hold.
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- n. the amount that can be held in a closed fist
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A handful.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quantity that can be held in the hand
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From www. roughtrade.com, it's called fistful of credits, was released on the 9th of june and is described as an "extremely limited meeting of manchester underground minds. the a side sees skam/vvm artist mild man jan applying skam ish production to mark e smiths vocals. limited to 500 copies"
Get a 'fistful' of information on that 'rosy' subject.
The strategy appears to be in play in the DRM proceeding, with only a fistful of corporate or think thank names appearing among the 700 current submissions.
He will want to go on and stop another sap that will shove a fistful of money at him.
Unsurprisingly, ousted NoW staff took her promises with a fistful of salt.
He grabbed a fistful of her sleeve and twisted it.
I heard Kate cry out in pain as her captor grabbed a fistful of her hair, pulling her head sideways, exposing her neck.
Just in time to get hit with a fistful of crazy by Chuck Grassley, it seems.
And there were a fistful of London mates I was determined to catch up with if possible.
Neanderthal women dragged by a fistful of hair to their suitor's cave-boudoir were most likely thinking, "If only Lance had brought me that saber tooth necklace I'd asked for, I would have gone willingly."