sackful

[ UK /sˈækfə‍l/ ]
NOUN
  1. the quantity contained in a sack
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How To Use sackful In A Sentence

  • Saxon got a sackful of the fish, and was compelled to make two trips in order to carry them home, where she salted them down in a wooden washtubs. CHAPTER XVI
  • I insist on being read each and every one, so that I may duly reward each well-wisher with a sackful of sugar beets from the Zweibel ancestral home in Prussia.
  • A ballad that Thompson plays live tells Shakespeare's tale of the King of France sending Henry V a sackful of tennis balls, insinuating that he should be playing games, not fighting wars.
  • If I buy a sackful of potatoes from a farmer, that may well incentivize him to plant some more, especially if I've made a standing offer to pay him for a new sack (like the copyright law does). Lessig on Copyright, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
  • The guard, who had been speaking frantically into some kind of communicating device, fell like a sackful of potatoes.
  • If we had hung this little scrote, there wouldn't be a whole sackful of our money wasted on his appeal!
  • As word of Balboa's discovery spread, other Spaniards headed for the Gulf of Panama and returned with sackfuls of pearls.
  • Almost every assertion is backed by a sackful of evidence, statistics or relevant quotations.
  • When Edward O'Reilly bought the manuscript library of the poet and scribe Muiris Ó Gormáin in 1794 it amounted to five sackfuls.
  • One stall sold a dozen different types of beancurd; others displayed great sackfuls of glossy red chillies and pink Sichuan pepper, or enormous clay urns filled with rice wine.
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