noun, plural fist·fuls.
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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
Hand me up a plate and a fistful of ship biscuit, and leave me to deal with 'em.Poison Island|Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch (Q)
The General picked up a fistful of the documents which had cost the life of Fernando Rivas.The Five Arrows|Allan Chase
The same man who had kicked him handed me a fistful of gold.Saragossa|Benito Prez Galds
Justin handed a fistful of shells to the Factor, then proceeded unconcernedly to the water's edge.Menotah|Ernest G. Henham
I should like to cram a fistful of his twisted-up sentences down his snaky throat!Love in a Cloud|Arlo Bates