The Old French form means "skinful" (cf. poignée, fistful), the hounds' reward being spread on the skin of the slain animal.
We must cleave together, and you shall have a skinful of books and school and manners.
But they are brave, these Irish—brave enough without a skinful of whiskey.
He had better not go after her, or he'll get a skinful of broken bones.
These were three of the honest fellows who had swam naked from the ship at the island of Madeira to get a skinful of liquor.
So it was four o'clock and all well—but me; I felt like a skinful of dry bones and all of them trying to ache at once.
He is a Spanish soldier on an Italian theatre, a bladder full of wind, a skinful of words, a fool's wonder and a wise man's fool.
As a last chance, an Apache took a skinful of water, and poured the contents on the bare and bleeding skull of the Spaniard.
At length the time arrived, and, fortified with a good dinner and a skinful of "Mumm Cabinet," we proceeded to the witch's den.
Pellett had had his skinful, and the fitness of things decreed that he should soak the clock around.