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(often followed by 'of') a large number or amount or extent.  Synonyms: batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad.  "A deal of trouble" , "A lot of money" , "He made a mint on the stock market" , "See the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos" , "It must have cost plenty" , "A slew of journalists" , "A wad of money"
As many or as much as a hat will hold.

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"Hatful" Quotes from Famous Books

... is wildly exaggerated, but I am sensible enough to discount all that sort of thing and to disbelieve absurd stories. I shan't go with the slightest notion of finding the thing true, but will be satisfied if I do reasonably well. In fact, if I don't pick up more than a hatful of gold a day I ...
— The Forty-Niners - A Chronicle of the California Trail and El Dorado • Stewart Edward White

... Take a hatful of pine shavings and remove the hat. Add a little sherry wine and sweeten to taste. Let them sizzle. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and other cosmetics. Let them sizzle. Serve cold with shredded ...
— Skiddoo! • Hugh McHugh

Words linked to "Hatful" :   large indefinite quantity, deluge, torrent, peck, raft, haymow, pile, containerful, inundation, large indefinite amount, passel, flood

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