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the quantity that can be contained in the arms

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She saw a tall, broad-shouldered man riding in from distant fields; she saw herself waiting to greet him with an armful of fresh-cut roses from the bushes which flanked the little rustic gate before her.
His former experience in the jungle of Tarzan of the Apes had taught him which of the many growing things were edible, and after nearly an hour of absence he returned to the beach with a little armful of food.
Martin went up through the roof, clutching at manuscripts, so that by the time he came down he had a large armful.
Just then Jamie came back, and Rose understood the smile, for his dolly proved to be a pretty four-year-old little girl, who trotted in as fast as her fat legs would carry her, and making straight for the shells, scrambled up an armful, saying, with a laugh that showed her little white teeth
They were so familiar that at length one alighted on an armful of wood which I was carrying in, and pecked at the sticks without fear.
I guess you'll think it's really and truly," prophesied Nancy, exultingly, nodding her head to Pollyanna over the armful of dresses she had taken from the closet.
Ivan Parmenov was standing on the cart, taking, laying in place, and stamping down the huge bundles of hay, which his pretty young wife deftly handed up to him, at first in armfuls, and then on the pitchfork.
Most of the hay was cut, but the last week had been very unfavourable; and now that fine weather was come at last, being determined to make the most of it, I had gathered all hands together into the hay-field, and was working away myself, in the midst of them, in my shirt-sleeves, with a light, shady straw hat on my head, catching up armfuls of moist, reeking grass, and shaking it out to the four winds of heaven, at the head of a goodly file of servants and hirelings - intending so to labour, from morning till night, with as much zeal and assiduity as I could look for from any of them, as well to prosper the work by my own exertion as to animate the workers by my example - when lo
It had been hard though sweet labor to take armfuls of "stickins" and "cutrounds" from the mill to this secluded spot, and that it had been done mostly after supper in the dusk of the evenings gave it a still greater flavor.
He even went into the woods and scooped armfuls of last year's fallen leaves which he scattered over the slide.
It was too early for the crowd, but bricklayers and their families, laden with huge lunch-baskets and armfuls of babies, were already going in--a healthy, husky race of workmen, well-paid and robustly fed.
If an actor putting himself through hell equals awards glory, Leonardo Di Caprio's t be a sure bet to lift a whole armful of gongs following's triumph at the weekend's Golden Globes ceremony.
It's baffling they're so strict, because once you're in there, the nice lady brings you armful upon armful of alternative shapes, colours and sizes, resulting in a small rainbow mountain of satin and underwires.
rush me armful our but I the JANE Officers also retrieved her engagement ring in time for the party - but another PS10,000 of jewellery remains missing.
It might seem to charities that ambushing mothers with a baby buggy and an armful of shopping is a clever bit of marketing, but the truth is it's more than a little annoying trying to weave in and out of people stood in your face with a clip board.