- the amount that a dish will hold.
Origin of dishful
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Examples from the Web for dishful
Sometimes a present was bestowed upon the one who ate his dishful first.Legends of The Kaw
Carrie de Voe
Would you mind,” asked David in an embarrassed manner as he wistfully eyed the coveted luxury, “if I took my dishful home?David Dunne
Belle Kanaris Maniates
After putting on her clothes she ate some bread-and-butter, swallowed a dishful of cold tea, and went out into the street.Liza of Lambeth
W. Somerset Maugham
I found a man once in my raspberry-bushes, early in the season, when we were waiting for a dishful to ripen.Summer in a Garden, and Calvin, A Study Of Character
Charles Dudley Warner
A dishful of sprigs in October proves pleasant both to the sight and smell, the flowers and fruit being charmingly blended.