Definitions

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  • noun As much as a gourd will carry

Etymologies

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gourd +‎ -ful

Examples

  • He glanced around, sipping a second gourdful of the water.

    Shadow Hunters

  • Being able to cross the waterless districts by a couple of long marches, they content themselves for the time with a small gourdful, and with keeping their imaginations dwelling upon the copious quantities they will drink upon arrival at the watering-place.

    How I Found Livingstone

  • The gourdful of thin gray stew contained, so he presumed, the rubbery flesh of an overage chicken.

    Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates

  • The gourdful of thin gray stew contained, so he presumed, the rubbery flesh of an overage chicken.

    Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates

  • Suellen, sullen and tearful, pretended to faint too, but came back to consciousness spitting like an angry cat when Scarlett poured a gourdful of water in her face.

    Gone with the Wind

  • Suellen, sullen and tearful, pretended to faint too, but came back to consciousness spitting like an angry cat when Scarlett poured a gourdful of water in her face.

    Gone with the Wind

  • Suellen, sullen and tearful, pretended to faint too, but came back to consciousness spitting like an angry cat when Scarlett poured a gourdful of water in her face.

    Gone with the Wind

  • Suellen, sullen and tearful, pretended to faint too, but came back to consciousness spitting like an angry cat when Scarlett poured a gourdful of water in her face.

    Gone with the Wind

  • Suellen, sullen and tearful, pretended to faint too, but came back to consciousness spitting like an angry cat when Scarlett poured a gourdful of water in her face.

    Gone with the Wind

  • Alfred was busy carrying the afflicted man water by the gourdful from the spring.

    Watch Yourself Go By

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