Definition of Palmful

1. as much as a palm can hold [n -S]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Palmful

palmcrist
palmcrists
palmed
palmellin
palmer
palmers
palmerworm
palmerworms
palmette
palmettes
palmetto
palmetto bug
palmetto bugs
palmettoes
palmettos
palmful (current term)
palmfuls
palmic
palmic acid
palmidactyles
palmie
palmier
palmierite
palmiers
palmies
palmiest
palmiet
palmiets
palmiferous
palmigrade

Literary usage of Palmful

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Carmina Gadelica: Hymns and Incantations with Illustrative Notes on Words by Alexander Carmichael, James Carmichael Watson, Angus Matheson (1900)
"A palmful for thine age, A palmful for thy growth, A palmful for thy throat, A flood for thine appetite. For thy share of the dainty, ..."

2. A Victorian Anthology, 1837-1895: Selections Illustrating the Editor's by Edmund Clarence Stedman (1895)
"I would give this braid — Thy father's gift to me — But for a single palmful Of water now for thee. Ah, spring not to his name — no more To glad us may he ..."

3. Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness by Gaelic Society of Inverness (1894)
"As the performance went on, and as each palmful was sprinkled on the child, the following Incantation was repeated ..."

4. Harper's New Monthly Magazine by Henry Mills Alden (1900)
"Daintily she descended step by step until the water was around her knees, and then, with the most graceful movements, she raised a palmful of it three times ..."

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