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  • n. Plural form of kettleful.

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Examples

  • Indoors the broom went steadily over the floor; whole kettlefuls of water were poured out and swept away and rubbed dry.

    The Path of Life

  • Reddish and handed him a requisition for two camp kettlefuls of whisky, and told him to give it to two non-commissioned officers of his company who were strictly temperate and absolutely reliable, and order them to go to the Division commissary headquarters, get the whisky, bring it to camp, and deliver it to him, the quartermaster.

    The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War, 1861-1865

  • Mrs. Jellicorse had been to see the potatoes on (for the new cook simply made "kettlefuls of fish" of every thing put upon the fire), and now at her husband's call she went to her work-box for his spectacles, which he was not allowed to wear except on Sundays, for fear of injuring his eyesight.

    Mary Anerley : a Yorkshire Tale

  • I take 5 kettlefuls of boiling water up the field, a slosh of dettol and one of those little towels you get from Millets for camping that absorb six time the volume of water.

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  • Mrs. Jellicorse had been to see the potatoes on (for the new cook simply made “kettlefuls of fish” of every thing put upon the fire), and now at her husband’s call she went to her work-box for his spectacles, which he was not allowed to wear except on Sundays, for fear of injuring his eyesight.

    Mary Anerley

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