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thimbleful

[thim-buh l-foo l] /ˈθɪm bəlˌfʊl/
noun, plural thimblefuls.
1.
the amount that a thimble will hold.
2.
a small quantity, especially of liquid.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; thimble + -ful
Usage note
See -ful.
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  • Some days there's not a thimbleful of difference between them.
  • But there was not a stein present, not a thimbleful of sweet water.
British Dictionary definitions for thimbleful

thimbleful

/ˈθɪmbəlˌfʊl/
noun
1.
a very small amount, esp of a liquid
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