thimbleful

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thimbleful ‎(plural thimblefuls or thimblesful)

  1. As much as a thimble will hold.
  2. (by extension) A small amount of liquid, especially alcoholic spirits.
    • 1988, Edmund White, The Beautiful Room is Empty, New York: Vintage International, 1994, Chapter Four,
      “Just the tiniest thimbleful for me,” Annie said, overplaying it, I thought, since she lived on vodka.

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