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PAN

GOST 7.67 Latin three-letter geocode for Panama. The code is used for transactions to and from Panamanian bank accounts and for international shipping to Panama. As with all GOST 7.67 codes, it is used primarily in Cyrillic alphabets.
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chaferful - - - 2 [0.02] cupful 5 [0.4] - 1 [0.03] 3 [0.03] dishful - 1 [0.03] 5 [0.06] egg-shellful 6 [0.4] - - - halfful - - - 2 [0.02] handful 10 [0.7] 4 [0.04] - 5 [0.06] ladelful - - - 2 [0.02] panful 1 [0.07] - - 1 [0.01 potful 1 [0.07] - - 1 [0.01 saucerful - - - 1 [0.01 spoonful 11 [0.8] 18 [0.2] - 5 [0.06 a 'container' of - - - 5 [0.06 TOTAL 34 [2.4] 22 [0.3] 2 [0.07] 32 [0.4] Table 7.
In every place we stopped I scooped a panful of dirt from the riverbank and washed the material in an eddy until I had only fine black sand.
By contrast, the task of actually collecting the data for research observation by observation in such a "panful" manner is so daunting that economists are normally unwilling to undertake a task like this paper.
But, when your peepers catch a glimpse of that unmistakable yellow twinkle in a panful of gravel, your heart starts to race and you're hooked like an old west klondyker.
Of course, if you're frying only a single panful offish then any old frying pan will suffice, but when you have to turn out enough for a big family or a club meeting, you need a specialized cooker.
I imagine her [the mother of the first McElroy born in America in 1760] arising in her drafty cabin on a winter morning, making her way among the slumberers around the hearth [...] She wraps a shawl around her and goes to the cowshed, returning with a panful of foaming milk [...] I see her chopping long corns of horn, digging the sweet-potato patch [...] I see her sunning herself on a rock, yearning for a mirror as she coats her brick-brown Scotch-Irish hair with bear oil and ties it up in a bunch behind her head like an Indian.
A man throws a pan of scalding water into a young relative's face with horrendous results and gets away with a derisory hand-smack and the judge's words: "He is only a danger to his relations." I hope the judiciary remembers this if one of them gets a panful in the face.
When you think of people in Africa or India desperate for any panful of muddy water, and the fact we're lucky enough to have water on tap, it really does seem rather obscene.