[thim-buh l-foo l]
- the amount that a thimble will hold.
- a small quantity, especially of liquid.
Origin of thimbleful
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Examples from the Web for thimbleful
Even more important, I got in my thimbleful of quality time with the man himself.Russell Brand: Not Quite a Messiah
October 28, 2013
Then, she asked for a thimbleful of brandy, drank it, and slowly wiped her lips.L'Assommoir
You have looked over this thimbleful of a house, and I hope it has pleased you.A Young Mutineer
Mrs. L. T. Meade
She was about to take a thimbleful of rum as a solace for having her rest disturbed.Cabbages and Kings</p>
A thimbleful to moisten our tongues would have been worth its bulk in gold.Salt Water
W. H. G. Kingston
Tim suggested that a thimbleful of rum would be mighty pleasant.The Three Admirals
- a very small amount, esp of a liquid