Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Brimful.

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Examples

  • 'Come, you spirits/That tend on mortal thoughts', she apostrophizes, 'unsex me here/And fill me from the crown to the toe top-full/Of direst cruelty!'

    Shakespeare

  • Unsex me here And fill me, from the crown to the toe, top-full Of direst cruelty!

    Rama Revisited

  • Therefore you call my conclusion devilish, top-full of ignorance and prejudice, and me, one of Machiavel's scholars, also proud, presumptuous, impeaching the judgment of God.

    Works of John Bunyan — Volume 02

  • I then set the chest on the side of the ship, and when the pitch was cold and hardened in it, filled it top-full of things: but when I had done thus, and shut the lid, I found that would not come so close but I could get the blade of a knife through anywhere between it and the chest; whereupon I cut some long slips of the cloth I was packing up, and fitting them all round the edge of the chest, I dipped them into the pitch, and laid them on hot; and where one slip would not do, I put two; and shutting the lid down close upon them,

    Life And Adventures Of Peter Wilkins, Vol. I. (of II.)

  • My father drew in his lungs top-full of air, and looking up, blew it forth again, as slowly as he possibly could. — — It was Heaven’s mercy to us, continued my uncle

    The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

  • 393: And fill me from the Crowne to the Toe, top-full

    Macbeth (1623 First Folio Edition)

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