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  • n. Plural form of handful.

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Examples

  • The important tip is to add water in handfuls and to keep stirring.

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  • This was simple: The mate, Rigo, would grab handfuls from the live well, thump them against the transom to scramble their brains, then toss them into our wake.

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  • Egypt, Arabia, Syria, etc. The old country custom is to pull up the corn by handfuls from the roots, leaving the land perfectly bare: hence the “plucking up” of Hebrew Holy Writ.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Add the spinach in handfuls, stirring into the hot mixture, adding more broth as needed.

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  • And men already in the pale, ripened wheat reaping with sickles, cutting short little handfuls from the short straw.

    The Plumed Serpent

  • She took up a collection of all our small change, and herself tossed it overside, singly and in handfuls, arranging the terms of the contests, chiding a miss, giving extra rewards to clever wins, in short, managing the whole exhibition.

    Under the Deck Awnings

  • She took up a collection of all our small change and herself tossed it overside, singly and in handfuls, arranging the terms of the contests, chiding a miss, giving extra rewards to clever wins; in short, managing the whole exhibition.

    Under The Deck-Awnings

  • We pulled hair out in handfuls, and scratched and bit and gouged.

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  • We made two long cuts with the spade and lifted the turf up and scratched the earth under, and took it out very carefully in handfuls on to the newspaper, till the hole was deepish.

    The Wouldbegoods

  • Sometimes, indeed, it comes out almost in handfuls.

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