basinful

All Noun Adjective
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  • I might have every day half a basinful, and would my master be any the poorer? Cited from The Violet Fairy Book, Andrew Lang, Ed.
  • She drew a pail of fresh water from the well, and brought a basinful to him, and bathed his burning face and hands. Cited from Sowing Seeds in Danny, Nellie L. McClung
  • The trouble was that as the frost continued water became scarce -- baths had stopped long ago -- and it began to be a question of getting even a basinful to wash in. Cited from Fanny Goes to War, by Pat Beauchamp
  • Well is a name it must have given itself, for it is only a spring in the bottom of a basinful of water, where it makes about as much stir in the world as a minnow jumping at a fly. Cited from Sentimental Tommy, by J. M. Barrie
  • He explained presently when Gertie had cooked another herring, and he had drunk a slop-basinful of tea, that he had walked fasting since breakfast, but he said nothing about the priest. Cited from None Other Gods, by Robert Hugh Benson
  • I believe, however, if instead of sprinkling my friend, you would pour a generous basinful of water on his head -- but now that I think of it in your enlightening presence I see that such a proceeding is quite out of the question. Cited from The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Volume 8, by Ambrose Bierce
  • Shoo tuk him a basinful upstairs, an' after a spooinful or two, he sed he thowt they tasted rayther queer. Cited from Yorksher Puddin', by John Hartley
  • When the heap of pyrites had been entirely reduced by fire, the result of the operation, consisting of sulphate of iron, sulphate of alumina, flint, remains of coal, and cinders was placed in a basinful of water. Cited from The Mysterious Island, by Jules Verne
  • For the farinaceous food there are directions with each packet, containing instructions for the making; but, whatever the food employed is, enough should be made at once to last the day and night; at first, about a pint basinful, but, as the child advances, a quart will hardly be too much. Cited from The Book of Household Management, by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  • When cooled down to a gentle warmth, so that you can bear the finger well in it, add a cup or basinful of the former barm, or a bit of leaven, to set it to work; let the barm stand till it has worked well, then bottle and cork it. Cited from The Backwoods of Canada, by Catharine Parr Traill
  • After breakfast, the Counsellor (who looked no whit the worse for schnapps, but even more grave and venerable) followed our Annie into the dairy, to see how we managed the clotted cream, of which he had eaten a basinful. Cited from Lorna Doone, by R. D. Blackmore