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boxful

[boks-foo l] /ˈbɒks fʊl/
noun, plural boxfuls.
1.
as much as a box can hold:
a boxful of cornflakes.
Origin of boxful
1840-1850
First recorded in 1840-50; box1 + -ful
Usage note
See -ful.
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  • There was a boxful of packets of various flower-seeds to choose from, for the front garden.

    To-morrow Joseph Conrad
  • Within a few days you will, I hope, get a boxful of the books which I have sent you as you asked me.

    'Smiles' Eliot H. Robinson
  • After many experiments we succeeded in making a boxful of matches.

    My Reminiscences Rabindranath Tagore
  • He said that he was meditating the sale of the boxful to someone.

    The Confessions of a Collector William Carew Hazlitt
  • His garden was to him what a boxful of jewels is to some women.

    The Guests Of Hercules C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  • They were sent her by the boxful by a cousin in the city, and the fact was unmistakable that they were clothes with a past.

    Mr. Opp Alice Hegan Rice
  • She had been very quiet for some time, absorbed in a boxful of the packets of flower-seeds, with gay pictures outside.

    The Carroll Girls Mabel Quiller-Couch
  • "Really from rubeville," Jason sneered and kicked at the boxful of hand-forged and clumsy tools.

    The Ethical Engineer Henry Maxwell Dempsey
  • Showing how to set up a boxful of the new building toy bricks.

  • I have not been half a week in this big city of yours, yet already I have but one boxful of trinkets left.

    Helmet of Navarre Bertha Runkle

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