Definitions

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  • n. As much as a vase will hold.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quantity that a vase will contain.

Etymologies

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vase +‎ -ful

Examples

  • So it was with shock that she entered his room one day with a vaseful of fresh roses to find him dispensing a clear liquid into a glass with an eyedropper.

    The Wayward Muse

  • He waved at the table he had ** • bottles and glasses, platesful of breads, cheeses, sausage, lox, — * ™ r tanuba, from somewhere a vaseful of flowers.

    The Earth Book of Stormgate

  • A sudden puff of wind blew in through the open window, disarranging the grouping of a vaseful of flowers, and Ann crossed the room to rectify the damage.

    The Vision of Desire

  • And gazing as if indifferently at a vaseful of roses, she asked, with a feeling of suffocation:

    Sacrifice

  • "We'll have a big vaseful of wild roses in the center and one single rose in front of everybody's plate -- and a special bouquet of rosebuds only by Mrs. Morgan's -- an allusion to" The Rosebud Garden ", you know."

    Anne of Avonlea

  • Another vaseful stood on the table beside the basket.

    The Golden Road

  • Just beneath the picture, on the top shelf of the bookcase, was a vaseful of flowers.

    The Golden Road

  • "We'll have a big vaseful of wild roses in the center and one single rose in front of everybody's plate -- and a special bouquet of rosebuds only by Mrs. Morgan's -- an allusion to 'The Rosebud Garden' you know."

    Anne of Avonlea

  • a present to the Sakkas, or carriers, who for the consideration distributed, in my name, a large earthen vaseful to poor pilgrims.

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah

  • The firelight flickered from point to point, gleaming on the white and green coats of Gog and Magog, on the sleek, brown head of the beautiful setter basking on the rug, on the picture frames on the walls, on the vaseful of daffodils from the window garden, on Anne herself, sitting by her little table, with her sewing beside her and her hands clasped over her knee while she traced out pictures in the fire -- Castles in Spain whose airy turrets pierced moonlit cloud and sunset bar-ships sailing from the Haven of Good Hopes straight to Four Winds Harbor with precious burthen.

    Anne's House of Dreams

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