Definition of Shellful

1. enough to fill a shell [n -S]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shellful

shellcodes
shellcracker
shellcrackers
shelled
sheller
shellers
shellfire
shellfires
shellfish
shellfisheries
shellfisherman
shellfishermen
shellfishery
shellfishes
shellflower
shellful (current term)
shellfuls
shellier
shelliest
shelliness
shelling
shellings
shellless
shelllike
shellpad
shellproof
shells
shellshock
shellshocked
shellsuit

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. ..."

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