noun, plural skin·fuls.
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Pellett had had his skinful, and the fitness of things decreed that he should soak the clock around.Where the Pavement Ends|John Russell
So it was four o'clock and all well—but me; I felt like a skinful of dry bones and all of them trying to ache at once.Life On The Mississippi, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
As a last chance, an Apache took a skinful of water, and poured the contents on the bare and bleeding skull of the Spaniard.The Pirates of the Prairies|Gustave Aimard
At length the time arrived, and, fortified with a good dinner and a skinful of "Mumm Cabinet," we proceeded to the witch's den.Lands of the Slave and the Free|Henry A. Murray
The Old French form means "skinful" (cf. poignée, fistful), the hounds' reward being spread on the skin of the slain animal.The Romance of Words (4th ed.)|Ernest Weekley