teaspoonful

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n teaspoonful as much as a teaspoon will hold
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: It takes 12 honeybees to make one teaspoon of honey
    • n Teaspoonful As much as teaspoon will hold; enough to fill a teaspoon. In cooking, it is usually estimated as 4.9 milliliters, which is 1/6 of a fluid ounce, or 1/3 of a tablespoonful. In cooking recipes it may be abbreviated as t. In the 1890 dictionary, it was defined as a fluid dram or one quarter of a tablespoonful.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: A can of Pepsi has 41 grams of sugar. This amount to about seven teaspoons of sugar
    • n teaspoonful As much as a teaspoon holds; as a definite quantity, a fluidrachm. When solids are measured by the teaspoonful, the spoon is generally heaped.
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Quotations

  • Jim Rohn
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    “Asking is the beginning of receiving. Make sure you don't go to the ocean with a teaspoon. At least take a bucket so the kids won't laugh at you.”
  • Hubert H. Humphrey
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    “American public opinion is like an ocean -- it cannot be stirred by a teaspoon.”
  • Abraham Lincoln
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    “I could as easily bail out the Potomac River with a teaspoon as attend to all the details of the army.”

Usage

In literature:

When taken off add one teaspoonful of vanilla essence.
"In Africa" by John T. McCutcheon
P'raps there won't be a teaspoonful o' pearls, and them only as small as dust.
"King o' the Beach" by George Manville Fenn
A wineglassful of hot water, with a teaspoonful of white vinegar in it, is the best cure.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk
We gave him a teaspoonful or two of hot coffee when he was able to swallow, and then prepared to take our leave.
"Shifting Winds" by R.M. Ballantyne
It amounted to a couple of teaspoonfuls per man each meal, of which there were three a day.
"The Red Eric" by R.M. Ballantyne
Melt a teaspoonful of butter in a hot pan, and pour on the eggs.
"Donahoe's Magazine, Volume 15, No. 1, January 1886" by Various
In case of bleeding at the lungs, or stomach, or throat, give a teaspoonful of dry salt, and repeat it often.
"A Treatise on Domestic Economy" by Catherine Esther Beecher
Mr. Cupples played with his teaspoon.
"The Woman in Black" by Edmund Clerihew Bentley
One teaspoonful in water if you don't mind.
"Blacksheep! Blacksheep!" by Meredith Nicholson
At last the process was finished, and at the bottom of the crucible was found a teaspoonful of undoubted gold-dust.
"The Grell Mystery" by Frank Froest
They lacked ammunition, so I sat up all one night melting lead in a teaspoon to make balls.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
First they put about two teaspoonfuls of chalk into the tumbler.
"Rollo's Philosophy. [Air]" by Jacob Abbott
My mother went to housekeeping with six teaspoons and a butter-knife, and thought herself rich.
"Fernley House" by Laura E. Richards
Half fill a tumbler with water and add about a teaspoonful of sulphuric acid.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
Sift a teaspoonful of baking powder into a pint of corn meal.
"Health on the Farm" by H. F. Harris
Even a teaspoonful of alcohol to a 1/2 gallon of water hinders natural growth.
"Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why" by Martha M. Allen
His hand had stopped trifling with the teaspoon.
"The Blue Germ" by Martin Swayne
But not another teaspoon did they find.
"Humorous Ghost Stories" by Dorothy Scarborough
Weighs out the week's sugar to the teaspoonful.
"Lorimer of the Northwest" by Harold Bindloss
One teaspoonful of castor oil in half a glass of olive oil.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume I (of VI)" by Various
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In news:

1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste.
4 teaspoons Emeril 's Original Essence.
1 1/2 teaspoons Emeril 's Original Essence or Creole Seasoning (recipe follows).
1/2 teaspoon of light olive oil.
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper.
1 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper.
1 1/2 teaspoons (7 grams) kosher salt.
In a food processor or blender, combine 2 cups canned pumpkin, 4 tablespoons low-fat vanilla yogurt, 4 tablespoons honey, and 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice.
Add the shallots , 1/4 teaspoon salt and a grinding of black pepper.
1 and ½ teaspoons vanilla extract.
1 and a half teaspoons kosher salt.
1 teaspoon ground black pepper.
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried.
I steep about a teaspoon of grated ginger per 8-ounce cup.
1 teaspoon(s) freshly ground black pepper.
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