Definitions

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  • n. An amount sufficient to fill a pew.

Etymologies

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pew +‎ -ful

Examples

  • The scanty congregation, who had been sitting, stolidly immobile in their stiff, Sunday clothes, shuffled to their feet, and the pewful of school children, in clamorous chorus, intoned the final hymn.

    Victorian Short Stories: Stories of Courtship

  • I could tell you the church, and the day, and call a whole pewful of witnesses who were convulsed by it. "

    The Rosary

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