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  • n. as much as a jug will hold

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The amount a jug holds.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the quantity contained in a jug


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  • Elliott and his classmates really enjoyed slicing up the lemons and measuring out just the right amount of sugar for each jugful.

    E Is for Environment

  • Above and below: Crab Nabe; a soup made with seafood stock (which I could drink by the jugful), more crab legs (incredible to say, but we were seriously crabbed out by the end of this meal), silken tofu, wombok (Asian cabbage), onions and enoki mushrooms - which are really cheap here compared to Australia.

    New Year's Eve Crab FEAST

  • All he had to do was to make sure he mixed Art a jugful of extra-strong whiskey sour.

    The Christmas Bride

  • He administered a stronger distillation of the herbs, and between them they forced Khyan to drink another jugful of well water.


  • He now brought out with it a large jugful of the foaming milk and filled her little bowl over and over again.


  • He just ladled us out our usual jugful and kept sniffing and muttering 'God dammit'.

    Cider With Rosie

  • The boys awoke then, and went to the spring to splash their faces and bring back a jugful of water to drink.

    Five Go To Mystery Moor

  • And Thoma, with his blackened eye, went on measuring out without stint, to every one who presented himself, a huge jugful.

    Taras Bulba and Other Tales

  • 'In fact, I drank the whole jugful that was on our table.

    The Rubadub Mystery

  • That jugful of Cockney sky-blue, with a feeble dash of Mark Twain in it, which was called 'Three Men in a Boat' was not

    My Contemporaries In Fiction


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