noun, plural fist·fuls.
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
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The NCAA has a fistful of colossal sponsorship and media deals.The NCAA’s shell game is the real women’s basketball scandal|Sally Jenkins|March 25, 2021|Washington Post
Brown continued sauntering along, still holding a fistful of cigarillos on each hand.90 Seconds of Fury in Ferguson Are the Key to Making Peace in America|Michael Daly|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The models walked with a fistful of red roses, tenderly tossing them onto the bed-bound boys as they turned a corner.Thom Browne’s Women’s Line Evolves in the Wake of Michelle Obama’s Inaugural Ensemble|Misty White Sidell|February 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
As he stood at the defense table with a fistful of papers, he gave his baggy red pants a tug to keep them up.Sandusky Sentenced to 30 to 60 Years: Inside the Courtroom|Diane Dimond|October 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
And he reached his hand inside the sack on his back, and pulled out a fistful of bright gold pennies—oh, such a lot of them!Seven O'Clock Stories|Robert Gordon Anderson
Justin handed a fistful of shells to the Factor, then proceeded unconcernedly to the water's edge.Menotah|Ernest G. Henham
The door opened and Bart grabbed a fistful of bed-ticking as two Lhari came into the room.The Colors of Space|Marion Zimmer Bradley
“A mistake,” said Aunt Jessica, shaking the dirt vigorously from a fistful of sorrel.The Camerons of Highboro|Beth B. Gilchrist
The General picked up a fistful of the documents which had cost the life of Fernando Rivas.The Five Arrows|Allan Chase