Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. as much as a tin will hold

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

tin +‎ -ful

Examples

  • Doesn't mean anyone wants a cheap, stale tinful of popcorn in December.

    El Guapo: Sinverguenza: A Holiday Survival Guide

  • I'll have to try this recipe as I have a whole tinful of saffron.

    Christmas Dinner 2007 - Roast Capon with Saffron and Lemon

  • She dropped her gaze to her garden, to the withered plants that she had worked so hard to see through the dry season and which had lived only because she had given them each a small tinful of water each morning and each evening, around the roots; so little water, and so quickly absorbed, that it seemed unlikely that it would make a difference under that relentless sun.

    Blue Shoes And Happiness

  • Carrie looked about her, after she had drunk a tinful of water from a bucket in one corner, for a place to sit and eat.

    Sister Carrie

  • Moreover, out of our abundance of rain we could well spare an occasional meat-tinful of water for the cooling of its internal fires.

    My Tropic Isle

  • She picked up the prosaic white tinful of comfort for babies.

    Come To Grief

  • For perennial crops such as coffee, bananas and fruit trees such as mangoes and oranges, apply approximately a tinful or two of manure per hole.

    Chapter 8

  • She ate a tinful of peanuts while I was there, looked surprised when they'd gone.

    Hot Money

  • I used to share a tinful with him sometimes, after that.

    Blood Sports

  • Then a leisurely undressing and a hopeless effort to soap oneself -- soap will not lather in brackish water -- and a delicious coolness as a comrade poured a tinful down one's back.

    The Fifth Battalion Highland Light Infantry in the War 1914-1918

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.