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quiverful

noun
  1. the amount that a quiver can hold
  2. literary a fair number or full complementa quiverful of children
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Historical Examples of quiverful

  • But it will do me no good, for he has a quiverful of children.

    Painted Veils

    James Huneker

  • He took his bow and quiverful of war arrows and started for the mountain.

  • "One's first duty is to one's own wife and family," said Mr. Quiverful.

  • "She ought to pay it herself, out of her own pocket," said Mr. Quiverful.

  • Mr. Thumble and Mr. Quiverful belonged to one, and Mr. Oriel and Mr. Robarts to the other.