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quiverful

/ˈkwɪvəfʊl/
noun
1.
the amount that a quiver can hold
2.
(literary) a fair number or full complement: a quiverful of children
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  • She did not give Mrs. quiverful eau-de-Cologne, or order her a glass of wine.

    Barchester Towers Anthony Trollope
  • "She ought to pay it herself, out of her own pocket," said Mr. quiverful.

    The Last Chronicle of Barset Anthony Trollope
  • Mrs. quiverful thanked him, and shook hands with him, and looked into his face suspiciously.

    Barchester Towers Anthony Trollope
  • "One's first duty is to one's own wife and family," said Mr. quiverful.

    The Last Chronicle of Barset Anthony Trollope
  • A journey to the palace was not quite so easy a thing for Mrs. quiverful as for our friend at Plumstead.

    Barchester Towers Anthony Trollope
  • Mr. quiverful assured him that he remembered it very well indeed.

    Barchester Towers Anthony Trollope
  • In the end, Mr. quiverful, you will find that it will have been better for you.

    Barchester Towers Anthony Trollope
  • Mr. quiverful declared that nothing could be more distinct on his memory.

    Barchester Towers Anthony Trollope
  • It was a dull affair enough, this introduction of Mr. quiverful, but still it had its effect.

    Barchester Towers Anthony Trollope
  • But don't for a moment, Mr. quiverful, suppose that I mean to throw you over.

    Barchester Towers Anthony Trollope

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