Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of houseful.

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Examples

  • Providence sent in the Muirs and the Bremans with housefuls of children, to the ranchers 'disgust, for they foresaw ploughed fields and barbed-wire fences cramping their unlimited ranges.

    The Sky Pilot, a Tale of the Foothills

  • I would never behave that way, and housefuls to fall into my hand.

    New Irish Comedies

  • A few people came also from Buganda, bringing four tusks and an invitation to Seyed Burghash to send for two housefuls of ivory which Mteza has collected.

    The Last Journals of David Livingstone from 1865 to His Death

  • "Oh! housefuls," said Sally, opening her eyes wide.

    The Middy and the Moors An Algerine Story

  • Instead, Mr. McNally gives us two 40-ish straight suburban couples, truly fish out of water one couple's surname is Haddock, on a Fourth of July weekend, surrounded by housefuls of exuberant gay men.

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  • Those who trade with sin promise themselves mighty bargains, and that it will turn to a vast account (All this will I give thee, says the tempter); but they only dream that they eat; the housefuls dwindle into scarcely a handful, like the grass on the house-tops.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume III (Job to Song of Solomon)

  • And here, we guarantee, he'll not only find candy bars at every single convenience store in the city, he'll also find gourmet chocolate shops, housefuls of deserts and a frickin 'HERSHEYS CHOCOLATE WORLD.

    Chinalyst - China blogs in English

  • Ever feel out of control? chore specs I emailed out last week that at least half of my blog friends have housefuls of children under about the age of six.

    Raising Five

  • I don’t think it was entirely coincidental that the writers of those lengthy 18th- and 19th-century tended to have housefuls of servants…It’s not as though Thoreau was doing his own laundry at Walden, after all.

    Author! Author! » Blog Archive » Dream On: Guest Blogger Jordan E. Rosenfeld

  • hanksgiving isn't just a feast for housefuls of family and friends.

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