1 She untied the knot and a handful of gold coins rolled out on the bed.
2 Why, there's hardly a handful of Democrats in the whole County who aren't barred from voting, now that they've ruled out every man who fought in the Confederate Army.
3 Near the bed stood a table holding her breakfast tray, with its harmonious porcelain and silver, a handful of violets in a slender glass, and the morning paper folded beneath her letters.
4 Puzzled by the sudden change in her tone, he mechanically gathered a handful of wood from the basket and tossed it on the fire.
5 She ran down the gravelly embankment, smiled at children gathering flowers in a little basket, thrust a handful of the soft pasque flowers into the bosom of her white blouse.
6 He picked up a handful of pop-corn, let it run through his fingers, looked at her wistfully.
7 The ship's company being reduced to but a handful, the captain called upon the Islanders to assist him in the laborious business of heaving down the ship to stop the leak.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleContext Highlight In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
8 I caught a handful of whiskers and pulled, shouting something.
9 There was a gold watch, for one thing, with a chain and locket; there was a silver pencil, and a matchbox, and a handful of small change, and finally a card-case.
10 Far off to the right, through a window in the forest could be seen a handful of stars lying, like glittering pebbles, on the black level of the night.
11 It was a handful of men splattered into the faces of the enemy.
12 The two men examined the handful of coins.
13 If his notions of hidden treasure had been analyzed, they would have been found to consist of a handful of real dimes and a bushel of vague, splendid, ungraspable dollars.
14 Before day-dawn, Judge Thatcher and the handful of searchers with him were tracked out, in the cave, by the twine clews they had strung behind them, and informed of the great news.
15 So she made a fire on her hearth, and that it might burn the quicker, she lighted it with a handful of straw.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By Jacob and Wilhelm GrimmContext Highlight In THE STRAW, THE COAL, AND THE BEAN