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basketful

[bas-kit-foo l, bah-skit-] /ˈbæs kɪtˌfʊl, ˈbɑ skɪt-/
noun, plural basketfuls.
1.
a sufficient quantity to fill a basket; the amount contained in a basket.
2.
any considerable quantity:
a basketful of surprises.
Origin
1565-1575
1565-75; basket + -ful
Usage note
See -ful.
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  • We headed back to the main visitors are with a basketful of eggs from the first nest, however, so the morning had been a success.
  • Not to mention the small or micro satellites that can be really small and launched basketful in one single shot.
  • But bad apples always exist in a basketful of good ones.
  • Philosophy's output is the basketful of these admissible views, all together.
  • The only thing that theorists get for their trouble is a basketful of infinities.
  • Among them stood a college graduate absorbedly peeling the first potato of a basketful.
  • These papers were stored in one of the garrets, and only a basketful or two were saved.
  • Another unearthed a bushel basketful of copper money.

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