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  • n. Plural form of thimbleful.


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  • Gravely, over thimblesful of black coffee, the old hakim explained that regular sexual intercourse was necessary to keep a man fit and healthy, but the sexual act could either be a simple one of reproduction—no more complicated than that of a beast in a field—or it could be a subtle act of love, a discipline to be learned and practiced, in order to achieve and appreciate the most sublime gift of Allah.


  • On our way thither, between six and seven o'clock in the morning, we passed many a long queue waiting outside butchers 'shops for pittances of meat, and outside certain municipal dépôts where after prolonged waiting a few thimblesful of milk were doled out to those who could prove that they had young children.

    My Days of Adventure The Fall of France, 1870-71

  • At that he stepped out to his haversack, and on his return he poured out some seven thimblesful of saccharine into a hand quite cheerfully extended.

    My manse during the war : a decade of letters to the Rev. J. Thomas Murray, editor of the Methodist Protestant,

  • In the middle of the thirteenth day, during which we rested for the purpose, the water was fairly divided among the camels; the quantity given to each was only a little over four gallons -- about equivalent to four thimblesful to a man.

    Australia Twice Traversed, Illustrated,

  • A concentrated solution of iodine is prepared by putting into a common bottle two thimblesful of hyposulphite of soda and a rather larger quantity of iodine, so that there may be more than sufficient.

    American Hand Book of the Daguerreotype


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