- the amount that can be held by a pot.
Origin of potful
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Examples from the Web for potful
Every house in the particular quarter sends a potful of hot water.
What remains of the egg after the first potful has been cleared should be placed in a small dish and set away for future use.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5
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Why, I have been to the field and come back long ago, and now I am busy boiling a potful of turnips for breakfast.
But Sakalar was indefatigable, and as soon as he had boiled a potful of snow, made tea, and awoke his people.
As a proof of chastity, the ordeal of drinking a potful of cow-dung water or chilly-water has to be undergone.
- the amount held by a pot
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