Lexicographical Neighbors of Shellful
Literary usage of Shellful
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Report of Meeting by ANZAAS, ANZAAS. (1890)
"This is allowed to bleed to an extent varying from a mussel shellful to a cocoanut shellful (which means the half of a cocoanut-shell used as a cup), ..."
2. All the Year Round by Charles Dickens (1882)
"So they brings me a half-pint shell, an' I knocks the bung out an' draws a shellful. " But," says I, " I couldn't think o' drinking afore ladies. ..."
3. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1889)
"It is made of an egg-shellful of salt, another of wheat-meal, and a third of barley-meal. DUMB-FOUND. To perplex, or confound. Var. dial. DUMBLE. ..."