from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. As much as a hod contains; the contents of a hod.


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  • Hugh had recognized the brawny figure halfway up the long ladder, hefting a hodful of slates surely few of his younger labourers could have lifted.

    The Confession of Brother Haluin

  • Both nut and stove coal is used in this heater, and in the severest winter weather it burns not more than a common hodful in twenty-four hours.

    Mushrooms: how to grow them a practical treatise on mushroom culture for profit and pleasure

  • After worrying a bit about the best place to dump his hodful, he went to work.

    Bird Stories

  • Leonard had made his escape, Belle brought up a supplementary hodful of coal.

    Martie, the Unconquered

  • This democratic movement in Europe; Kossuth and Mazzini waiting for the moment to give the word; the Russian bear watchfully sucking his paws; the Napoleonic empire redivivus; Cuba, and annexation, and Slavery; California and Australia, and the consequent considerations of political economy; dear me! exclaimed we, putting on a fresh hodful of coal, we must look a little into the state of parties.

    The Wit and Humor of America, Volume II. (of X.)

  • At the same time, perhaps, our women might prefer to acquire their carriage in some other way than "toting" a hodful of bricks to the top of a four-story building.

    Modern India

  • If the weather prophet will declare what the average temperature of the winter is to be, we can tell to a hodful how much coal will maintain a summer heat throughout the establishment.

    Homes and How to Make Them

  • It has a cover of the same material, and it may be carried from an upper floor with no more offensiveness than a hodful of common earth.

    American Woman's Home

  • a fresh hodful of coal, we must look a little into the state of parties.

    The Potiphar Papers

  • I've carried this same hodful up an 'down all day, and he thinks I've been workin'. "

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