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  • n. Plural form of thimbleful.


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  • - Yes, and where do those thimblefuls of ashes finally end up?

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  • And for the Wall Street types Jerry hoped would offer him consulting contracts and who, Marilyn imagined, spent most other evenings nibbling thimblefuls of caviar and fussy little canapés at fundraisers for theMetropolitanMuseumand the Metropolitan Opera she served meatloaf, or even macaroni and cheese, to great delight— and once, even actual applause.


  • From thimblefuls of powdered bone, the researchers pieced together about three billion base pairs of DNA, covering about two-thirds of the Neanderthal genome.

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  • For their DNA study, researchers used thimblefuls of powdered bone extracted from these three Neanderthal bones found in the Vindija cave.

    Most People Carry Neanderthal Genes

  • Did you have some of those thimblefuls of rocket coffee they call “bica”?


  • And the Victorians accomplished mere thimblefuls compared with the baroque.

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  • But when British newspapers pounced upon the transgression, they scolded the lad less for his politics than his manners, taking deepest offense at his complaint about the “thimblefuls of ice cream and hard seed cakes” served in English ballrooms.

    The Five of Hearts

  • Again, my friend Lady MacScrew, who has three grenadier flunkeys in lace round the table, and serves up a scrag-of-mutton on silver, and dribbles you out bad sherry and port by thimblefuls, is a

    The Book of Snobs

  • Aunt Ann put her wineglass to her lips; it contained two thimblefuls of brown sherry — a present from dear

    On Forsyte 'Change

  • There was not much to take away, for he seemed only able to inhale it by thimblefuls, and his heart would soon wear itself out, the way it was beating.

    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer


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