Thimblefuls
Thimbleful Thim"ble*ful, n.; pl. {Thimblefuls}. As much as a thimble will hold; a very small quantity. [1913 Webster]

For a thimbleful of golf, a thimbleful of love. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]


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  • thimbleful — UK [ˈθɪmb(ə)lfʊl] / US [ˈθɪmb(ə)lˌfʊl] noun [countable] Word forms thimbleful : singular thimbleful plural thimblefuls a very small amount of something, especially a liquid …   English dictionary

  • thimbleful — /ˈθɪmbəlfʊl/ (say thimbuhlfool) noun (plural thimblefuls) as much as a thimble will hold; a small quantity …   Australian English dictionary

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