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jarful

[jahr-foo l] /ˈdʒɑr fʊl/
noun, plural jarfuls.
1.
the amount that a jar can hold.
Origin of jarful
1865-1870
1865-70; jar1 + -ful
Usage note
See -ful.
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  • He shifted from one foot to the other and absently ate a warm cookie from the jarful at his hand.

    The Seeker Harry Leon Wilson
  • He collected a jarful of oxygen, generated in a way he had thought out for himself.

    Through Space to Mars Roy Rockwood

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