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quiverful

/ˈkwɪvəfʊl/
noun
1.
the amount that a quiver can hold
2.
(literary) a fair number or full complement: a quiverful of children
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  • But it will do me no good, for he has a quiverful of children.

    Painted Veils James Huneker
  • He took his bow and quiverful of war arrows and started for the mountain.

  • "One's first duty is to one's own wife and family," said Mr. quiverful.

    The Last Chronicle of Barset

    Anthony Trollope
  • "She ought to pay it herself, out of her own pocket," said Mr. quiverful.

    The Last Chronicle of Barset

    Anthony Trollope
  • Mr. Thumble and Mr. quiverful belonged to one, and Mr. Oriel and Mr. Robarts to the other.

    The Last Chronicle of Barset

    Anthony Trollope
  • What man as needy as Mr. quiverful would have been more disinterested?

    Barchester Towers

    Anthony Trollope
  • The place has been promised to Mr. quiverful, and of course he must have it.

    Barchester Towers

    Anthony Trollope
  • The bishop had declared that Mr. quiverful should be the new warden.

    Barchester Towers

    Anthony Trollope
  • Mr. quiverful assured him that he remembered it very well indeed.

    Barchester Towers

    Anthony Trollope
  • Mr. quiverful declared that nothing could be more distinct on his memory.

    Barchester Towers

    Anthony Trollope

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