/ (ˈkwɪvəfʊl) /

  1. the amount that a quiver can hold

  2. literary a fair number or full complement: a quiverful of children

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How to use quiverful in a sentence

  • Perhaps the coins were given by the quiverful; that a quiver of arrows was given is not expressed.

    The Bbur-nma in English | Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
  • This slouching, tawdry down-at-heel arrow was no doubt one of that gentleman's quiverful.

    Diana Tempest, Volume I (of 3) | Mary Cholmondeley
  • And then the guests came in shoals: Mr. and Mrs. quiverful and their three grown daughters.

    Barchester Towers | Anthony Trollope
  • I am quite prepared to take upon myself the blame of first suggesting Mr. quiverful's name.

    Barchester Towers | Anthony Trollope
  • The bishop answered with some warmth that Mr. quiverful had been promised the appointment on Mr. Slope's advice.

    Barchester Towers | Anthony Trollope