Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun As much as a yard will contain; enough to fill a yard.

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  • noun Enough to fill a yard.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Inman's eyes and the long wound at his neck drew them, and the sound of their wings and the touch of their feet were soon more potent than a yardful of roosters in rousing a man to wake.

    Cold Mountain

  • Inman's eyes and the long wound at his neck drew them, and the sound of their wings and the touch of their feet were soon more potent than a yardful of roosters in rousing a man to wake.

    Excerpt: Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier

  • Inman's eyes and the long wound at his neck drew them, and the sound of their wings and the touch of their feet were soon more potent than a yardful of roosters in rousing a man to wake.

    Cold Mountain

  • Appraising the yardful of retired fixtures, he asked, "What made you decide to be a plumber, Joanna?"

    The Cat Who Went Underground

  • Gazing on that yardful of imbecile-looking canines, my admiration for Noah's wisdom increased; he certainly needed no more than a pair to restock the earth.

    The Killer

  • And there was the fox with a whole farm-yardful of cocks and hens, and ducks and geese.

    More Russian Picture Tales

  • What a yardful of curious comment, what satirical note on the preposterousness of human existence! what life there is in every line; and the painter has made meaning with every blot of colour!

    A Mere Accident

  • The landward environment was as commonplace and mean as it could be: a yardful of dismal sheds for coal and lumber, and shanties for offices, with each office its safe and its desk, its whittled arm-chair and its spittoon, its fly that shooed not, but buzzed desperately against the grimy pane, which, if it had really had that boasted microscopic eye, it never would have mistaken for the unblemished daylight.

    Suburban Sketches

  • He was quite in earnest, now, about producing a totally new effect of his own; and believing in his work, as a good workman ought to do, he wrought at it indefatigably and well in the retirement of a second-pair back, overlooking a yardful of fluttering clothes, and

    Philistia

  • Productions, a year-old company that churns out four cable shows without a yardful of

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