the amount a cart can hold.
We had sent his substitute, the poultry-dealer, with a cartload of odds and ends to Galicia, just to have him out of the way.
Dr. Dumany’s Wife Mr Jkai
Yes, I used it to pay for a cartload of firewood I bought from a peasant.
The Forged Coupon and Other Stories Leo Tolstoy
A cartload of wood was sent to his place; papa Sournois converted it into money, and got drunk with the proceeds for a fortnight.
An Englishman in Paris Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam
When they land, the countryside turns out and catches them by the cartload.
The Amazing Argentine John Foster Fraser
He had brought a cartload of novels—and before we had been in the place a week he was complaining that he had nothing to read.
To Tell You the Truth Leonard Merrick
In the rear of this party of fugitives was a cartload of women and children.
With an Ambulance During the Franco-German War Charles Edward Ryan
When Josiah went to Springfield to buy any thing, he took a cartload of things with him to exchange.
Tales of the Argonauts Bret Harte
After that it was sold by the cartload as food for the pigs, or went on to the dungheap.
Pelle the Conqueror, Complete Martin Anderson Nexo
Cartmen charged wildly and exorbitantly—some having to pay as high as fifty dollars to have carted away a cartload of stuff.
The Story of the Great Fire in St. John, N.B., June 20th, 1877 George Stewart
Let’s get a cartload of sod, and fix them all up this afternoon.
Aunt ‘Liza’s Hero and Other Stories Annie Fellows Johnston
the amount a cart can hold
a quantity of rubble, ballast, etc, of between one quarter and one half of a cubic yard
A large amount; lots; heaps, a SHITLOAD: Government documents tend (especially when there are cartloads of them) to induce a certain myopia (1570s+)
Also called cartouche. a cylindrical case of pasteboard, metal, or the like, for holding a complete charge of powder, and often also the bullet or the shot for a rifle, machine gun, or other small arm. a case containing any explosive charge, as for blasting. any small container for powder, liquid, or gas, made for […]
the wheel of a cart. an acrobatic feat in which a person starts from a standing position, with arms extended, and wheels the body sideways, landing first on the hands and then on the feet and usually repeating this in a series. Slang. any large coin, especially a U.S. silver dollar. Slang. an amphetamine tablet. […]
the act or cost of carting. Historical Examples A small parlor organ is practically a necessity and can probably be procured for the cost of the cartage. Why the Chimes Rang: A Play in One Act Elizabeth Apthorp McFadden We had no railway to Donegal, fifteen miles away, and cartage was too expensive. Ireland as […]
Edmund, 1743–1822, English clergyman: inventor of the power-driven loom. his brother, John, 1740–1824, English parliamentary reformer. Contemporary Examples Rather, Cartwright said, there was a concern about “how the Iranians would perceive it,” and “how the Israelis might perceive it.” Obama Sold Israel Bunker-Buster Bombs Eli Lake September 22, 2011 Afterward, Cartwright says, he reassured Koh […]