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fistful

noun [C] uk   /ˈfɪst.fʊl/ us  
an amount of something that you can hold in your fist: He held out a fistful of crumpled notes.Informal measurements of volumeMeasurements of volume informal a large collection or number: He has a fistful of acting awards.Masses and large amounts of things
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