the amount that a dish will hold.
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How to use dishful in a sentence
My foster-sisters were so earnest that the Hags thought themselves mistaken, and they ate the whole dishful of porridge.The King of Ireland's Son | Padraic Colum
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
Richard looked enviously at the party next to them, who had washed more than half-an-ounce of gold from a tin dishful of earth.Grif | B. L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon
You are safe there, Oscar, as I made this extra dishful to be kept back so you and Susan will be sure to get some.The Carter Girls' Week-End Camp | Nell Speed
Sometimes a present was bestowed upon the one who ate his dishful first.Legends of The Kaw | Carrie de Voe