- as much as the lap can hold.
Origin of lapful
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Examples from the Web for lapful
Blanche sprang forward, dropping, as she went, her lapful of gatherings.Morag
Janet Milne Rae
She went; and she shed a lapful of tears when she came home.
Lets see it, Betty, suggested Doris, who with a lapful of her own valentines was sitting near.Betty Lee, Senior
Harriet Pyne Grove
Did he seem dejected, Catherine would steal out and spend a week's income on the lapful of toys which she brought home.Night and Morning, Complete
Zephyrus had a lapful of flowers,204 and was the one wind sent to play among children.Stories of Old Greece and Rome
Emilie Kip Baker
Word Origin and History for lapful
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper