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  • n. The amount that fits on a sheet (any meaning)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Enough to fill a sheet; as much as a sheet can hold.


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  • Maker in the light of vulgarians; and a sheetful of specimens descended on Peter's head to warn him against the folly of finding any of God's creations common or unclean.

    The Making of a Soul

  • Spectator papers, and a sheetful of such hints would naturally look like a "rhapsody of nonsense" to any one save the writer himself.

    Inns and Taverns of Old London

  • Cecil Lawson, contributed a sheetful of initials and vignettes which dribbled forth in the paper up to 1876; and Mr.T. Walters, a half-a-dozen, up to 1875.

    The History of "Punch"

  • I send him a sheetful to-morrow, I believe, and we are 'out' on the 1st of next month.

    The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett

  • I ought long ere this to have written you and my esteemed friend, Dr. Benfey, a letter of thanks, and to have sent your sheetful of questions back answered.


  • One sheet may be filled while baking another sheetful of cakes.

    Mary at the Farm and Book of Recipes Compiled during Her Visit among the "Pennsylvania Germans"

  • Of cheese and butter we had a sufficient supply; and the yellow corn-meal which we had brought for the teams furnished sheetful after sheetful of johnny-cake, which Aunt Olive split, toasted, and buttered well, as a groundwork for the white monkey.

    A Busy Year at the Old Squire's

  • But as the glimpse of A was not to be had, it was resolved to send for selection by himself glimpses of other letters of the alphabet, actual heads as well as fanciful ones; and the sheetful I sent out, which he returned when the choice was made, I here reproduce in fac-simile.

    The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete

  • Many thanks, dear Madam, for your sheetful of rhymes.

    The Letters of Robert Burns

  • I have written my long-thought-on letter to Mr. Graham, the Commissioner of Excise; and have sent a sheetful of poetry besides.

    The Letters of Robert Burns


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