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trunkful

[truhngk-foo l] /ˈtrʌŋk fʊl/
noun, plural trunkfuls.
1.
the amount that a trunk will hold.
2.
Informal. a full or abundant supply:
a trunkful of hopes.
Origin of trunkful
1700-1710
1700-10; trunk + -ful
Usage note
See -ful.
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  • Nan had a plentiful supply of warm winter clothing, and she took a trunkful.

    Nan Sherwood at Pine Camp Annie Roe Carr
  • She is going to return to Broadway this autumn, and she has a trunkful of plays to read.

    The Drums Of Jeopardy Harold MacGrath
  • She had brought half a trunkful with her, to help while away the time at Manituck.

    The Slipper Point Mystery Augusta Huiell Seaman
  • I'll bet you have a trunkful of letters from me—unless you've destroyed them.

  • Well go shopping to-morrow morning bright and early, and get a trunkful of new clothes.

    Aunt Crete's Emancipation Grace Livingston Hill
  • I've made Betsy send home for a trunkful of evening gowns in order to keep up our social standing.

    Dear Enemy Jean Webster
  • Mercy had tried to beg off at first; then she had agreed to go, if she could take half a trunkful of books with her.

  • Hes got a trunkful of itwothless stuff, of coursethat he carries with him everywhere.

    Wheat and Huckleberries Charlotte Marion (White) Vaile
  • Uncle John wanted to send a trunkful of family silver, I have been told, but the Pater refused to be bothered with it.

    Fernley House Laura E. Richards
  • Also he had built himself a rustic table, and unpacked a trunkful of blankets and dishes and writing-pads and books.

    Love's Pilgrimage Upton Sinclair

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