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  • n. Plural form of handful.


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  • Cloud seeding is as simple as sitting in the cabin of a small plane and tossing out handsful of finely ground ice crystals into the clouds.

    Donna Henes: April Showers: How To Make Rain

  • I put the raisins in a jar in the refrigerator, and my wife bakes them into panettone, an Italian raisin bread after I snack down a few handsful.

    Meathead Goldwyn: Believe In Glögg: All You Need To Know About Mulled Wine

  • Thin slice an onion pole to pole, saute in olive oil until light brown, add a little garlic and saute until you smell it, then diced tomatoes (mine were end of season Celebrity and Brandywine from Ed Munak's at the SM Farmer's Market), and a couple of big handsful of fresh baby spinach.

    Cotty Chubb: The Dopeness, Part XXIV

  • You need: turkey or chicken broth tiny turkey matzoh balls thinly sliced carrots thinly sliced fennel thinly sliced scallions several handsful of toasted farfel (or substitute pastinas or orzos) several handsful of escarole, chard leaves or lacinato kale, cut in thin ribbons chopped fresh parsley


  • Once the cake is frosted, press generous handsful of coconut into sides of cake, and sprinkle over top.


  • I think the only thing I would change the next time I make it would be to add a few handsful of fresh spinach ... but with the e coli outbreak, I figured it would be best to leave that off for the time being ...

    Archive 2006-09-01

  • I think of summer with its luminous fruit, blossoms rounding to berries, leaves, handsful of grain.

    The WritingYA Weblog: Poetry Friday: Breathing Through Change

  • Accordingly, they repaired to the King and told him what had passed, saying, O King of the age, we are perplexed anent this merchant, whose generosity is excessive; for he doeth thus and thus, and all he borroweth, he giveth away to the poor by handsful.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Give largesse by handsful and fear nothing, but set thy trust upon Him who created thee, for this is not by thine own strength but by that of Allah Almighty, that His decrees may take effect upon his creatures.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Yalnis's ship emitted a few handsful of plasma in an intemperate blast, moving itself to a safer distance.

    The Year's Best Science Fiction 23rd Annual Collection


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