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a capful of wind

An unexpected gust of wind. A capful of wind blew all of our place settings off the table in the back yard.
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a capful of wind

A sudden breeze.
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I warrant you were frighted, wer'n't you, last night, when it blew but a capful of wind?" "A capful d'you call it?" said I; "'twas a terrible storm." "A storm, you fool you," replies he; "do you call that a storm?