as much as a bowl can hold:
He ate two bowlfuls of soup.
Contemporary Examples

Jon Stewart and ‘Meet The Press’ Would Have Been One Unhappy Marriage Lloyd Grove October 8, 2014

Historical Examples

Original Short Stories, Volume 7 (of 13) Guy de Maupassant
The Crimson Fairy Book Various
Our Journey to the Hebrides Joseph Pennell and Elizabeth Robins Pennell
Six Little Bunkers at Grandpa Ford’s Laura Lee Hope
From Sea to Sea Rudyard Kipling
Young Folks Treasury, Volume 2 (of 12) Various
How I Found Livingstone Henry M. Stanley
The Second Violin Grace S. Richmond
Six Little Bunkers at Grandpa Ford’s Laura Lee Hope


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