teacupful

Definitions

  • A Cow's Dose Is a Teacupful
    A Cow's Dose Is a Teacupful
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n teacupful as much as a teacup will hold
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Teacupful As much as a teacup can hold; enough to fill a teacup.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n teacupful As much as a tea-cup will hold; as a definite quantity, four fluidounces, or one gill.
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Idioms

Storm in a teacup - If someone exaggerates a problem or makes a small problem seem far greater than it really is, then they are making a storm in a teacup.
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Usage

In literature:

We can plan so much more cosily over the teacups.
"Patty's Friends" by Carolyn Wells
Then add two teacupfuls of water.
"The Khaki Kook Book" by Mary Kennedy Core
He drank about half a teacup of it, and in an hour was asleep.
"The Grain Ship" by Morgan Robertson
And were soon too busily engaged with their teacups to carry on the conversation about the wedding.
"Her Mother's Secret" by Emma D. E. N. Southworth
When done there should be about two teacupfuls of broth.
"Health on the Farm" by H. F. Harris
Why just one teacup, he wondered, here in the middle of nowhere?
"It Could Be Anything" by John Keith Laumer
And hurled, threw he at her the teacup; And I wrote it, deeming it unique, up.
"Something Else Again" by Franklin P. Adams
The old lady's hand trembled as she took her teacup; the colour had fled from her face, and she sat there white and shaking.
"The Wooden Horse" by Hugh Walpole
A servant carried away the teacups.
"Sentimental Education, Volume II" by Gustave Flaubert
I know that within two minutes I was feeding her with it from a cracked teacup.
"The Message" by Alec John Dawson
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In poetry:

Then from his nearest neighbor's side
A knife and plate he drew;
And, reaching out his hand again,
He took his teacup too.
"The Mysterious Visitor" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Carlyle combined the lit'ry life
With throwing teacups at his wife,
Remarking, rather testily,
"Oh, stop your dodging, Mrs. C.!"
"Thomas Carlyle" by Dorothy Parker
To fill it and willing
To bring teacups and roll away headaches
And do whatever you tell it.
Will you marry it?
It is guaranteed
"The Applicant" by Sylvia Plath
Have a thousand clean cells between us,
Eight combs of yellow cups,
And the hive itself a teacup,
White with pink flowers on it,
With excessive love I enameled it
"Stings" by Sylvia Plath
The reader paused,--the Teacups knew his ways,--
He, like the rest, was not averse to praise.
Voices and hands united; every one
Joined in approval: "Number Three, well done!"
"The Banker’s Secret" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Silence at first, a kind of spell-bound pause;
Then all the Teacups tinkled their applause;
When that was hushed no sound the stillness broke
Till once again the soft-voiced lady spoke:
"The Exile’s Secret" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

Our tale of teacup tragedies begins on a heath in England.
This universe in a teacup was built by a team at Lancaster University in England.
In Beijing, China, waitresses fill teacups before the opening ceremony of the 3rd session of the 11th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.
Beware of Canada's Most Dangerous Teacup Chihuahua.
Teacup Dog Fashion Show at Hebrew Health Care.
Hebrew Health Care Teacup Dog Fashion Show.
What's more eargasmic than a teacup pig playing a kids pink guitar.
I know nothing about teacup pigs.
Storm in a teacup over girl's school dinner blog.
Tom Cruise and Suri Go for Teacup Ride at Disneyland.
A Teacup worth braving the tempest.
"Ugly" Christmas sweaters, silent auction, "teacup" raffle and more are featured.
Beware of Canada's Most Dangerous Teacup Chihuahua .
Teacup Lake Nordic Club is gearing up for another busy season on its 12 miles of scenic and forested trails in the Mt Hood National Forest.
But first, they had to conquer the Matterhorn and some whirling teacups.
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