What word can be used to describe a large quantity or amount in a way that it would sound like an antonym for "thimbleful". Preferably a word that rhymes with it or starts with "t". As in:
I had a thimbleful of patience and the task required "?antonym?".
I am looking for a word that has a highly positive connotation, and can be used in formal writing; in praise of someone. I did not come across any entries in places like thesaurus.com for this word. Figurative usage does not seem to be defined even though examples are occasionally given.
I chose "torrent" (plural "torrents"), hoping that it would be correct to use it as a unit for measuring something that is essentially limitless and unbounded, something that is overflowing, as in a blessing. Example: He had torrents of true skill and good will.
Another possibility, in line with tchrist suggestion below is "tower" , from the list of terms of venery.
Also, according to Collins Dictionary, thimble is occasionally used for thimbleful in British English.