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  • noun Plural form of armful.


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  • Imagine it – having freesias to pick in armsful if you wanted to, and with glorious sunshine flooding the room, and in your summer frock, and its being only the first of April!

    The Enchanted April

  • A spy tells Lowdown that after handing out tube after tube of the decay-preventing dentifrice to passersby, the 'Apprentice' team enlisted a plump 51-year-old woman to haul the unsightly empty boxes back to a nearby truck and haul back armsful of sparkling-new boxes.


  • The NYT currently has a picture in its New Orleans slideshow that depicts people in serviceable-looking, nay pristine, outfits taking armsful of clothing and a stack full of shoeboxes out of a store--an act that's a far cry from taking diapers or food.

    Finding. Taking. Looting.

  • Up sprang the young men, clearing away stalks, kicking the husks before them in clouds, and carrying them off by armsful, till a cow-house in the yard was choked up with them, and the barn was left with nothing but its evergreen garlands, its starry lights, and a golden heap of corn sloping down from each corner.

    The Old Homestead

  • One or two of the cowboys got up from the ground where they had thrown themselves and brought armsful to the cook's shanty.

    Jack Ranger's Western Trip Or, from Boarding School to Ranch and Range

  • She did not sing or cry aloud, she shouted with her mouth wide open, and her head thrust forward between her uplifted arms, a degrading picture of religious sensuality; and gathering up armsful of flowers from the floor, ran lightly over to the priest upon the tip of her bare toes which were stained a hideous red, and putting the palm of one hand against her forehead salaamed and said "Yes?" questioningly.

    Leonie of the Jungle

  • Hoddan's men came trickling back, with armsful of plunder to add to the piles they'd previously gathered.

    The Pirates of Ersatz

  • But the gardens of the Viale are in spring, at any rate, full of the joy of roses, banks, hedges, cascades of roses, armsful of them, drowsy in the heat and heavy with sweetness.

    Florence and Northern Tuscany with Genoa With Sixteen Illustrations In Colour By William Parkinson And Sixteen Other Illustrations, Second Edition

  • Later in the day, Elaine had both Marie and Bertholdi carrying armsful of her dresses from the closets in her room up to the attic where the last of her trunks were being packed.

    The Romance of Elaine Sequel to "Exploits of Elaine"

  • The corporals are summoned to the captain, and return with armsful of steel things.

    Under Fire: the story of a squad


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