slop pail


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n slop pail a large pail used to receive waste water from a washbasin or chamber pot
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In literature:

For he really was deep in that slop-pail or extinct-scandal department, and had heard a great many things.
"History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XVI. (of XXI.) Frederick The Great--The Ten Years of Peace.--1746-1756." by Thomas Carlyle
A window was suddenly opened, and a pailful of slops splashed down upon the door-step.
"Stories By English Authors: France" by Various
It was a slop-pail with a wrung cloth on its head.
"Buried Alive: A Tale of These Days" by Arnold Bennett
The beds swarmed with vermin, and the tableware was washed in the slop-pails.
"The Condition of the Working-Class in England in 1844 with a Preface written in 1892" by Frederick Engels
Breakfast was ready when he reached the house, and he set the pail down in such a hurry that some of the water slopped out on his bare toes.
"Ole Mammy's Torment" by Annie Fellows Johnston
When he came staggering back with the filled pails, the water slopping over his shoes, the first of the hands arrived.
"Six Little Bunkers at Mammy June's" by Laura Lee Hope
WATER your rose with a slop-pail when it's in bud, and you'll be asked the name of it when it's in flower.
"Mary's Meadow" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
A helper raced on with a slopping pail.
"Left End Edwards" by Ralph Henry Barbour
There's nothing left for you, but to empty the slops and wipe out the pails.
"In Convent Walls" by Emily Sarah Holt
A window was suddenly opened, and a pailful of slops splashed down upon the doorstep.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 4 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson

In news:

Kids play in a Garden Hill porch near a slop pail used as a toilet.