2. Noun. (by extension) A large quantity. ¹
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Definition of Trainful
1. as much as a railroad train can hold [n -S]
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Trainful
Literary usage of Trainful
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Nineteenth Century (1885)
"... at a word from the military authorities, are smoothly whirling trainful after trainful of troops—if only, which is not a matter under their control, ..."
2. The Musical World (1867)
"Then trainful after trainful urged their way to the railway station, the advancing crowd being cut up into so ..."
3. Poetry by Modern Poetry Association (1916)
"Yet I was not content with the modern comforts: no longer was the Canon mine alone—the world, whom I had invited, was there by the carload, the trainful, ..."
4. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1888)
"for the sewing-society or a picnic, and quite another to prepare enough for a whole trainful of people. Who '11 help you ? " " I can get help, if I wish it, ..."
5. The Bookman (1902)
"The hogs and flour jest turn to meat and bread while they pass along; the shoes and uniforms and guns and sech jest tumble out by the trainful; and men fer ..."
6. A Library of American Literature from the Earliest Settlement to the Present by Edmund Clarence Stedman, Arthur Stedman (1894)
"... every visible thing lapped in a thick white covering; a still, very grave, very pretty winter landscape, but somewhat dreary in its aspect to a trainful ..."
7. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"1910 trainful Stalled in Desert. 150 Passengers Must Wait Three or Four Days to be Rescued. Salt Lake City, January 5.—Train No. 4 on the San Pedro, ..."