• A little boy sails boats in a pail of water, beside a woman who has taken a break from her spinning
    A little boy sails boats in a pail of water, beside a woman who has taken a break from her spinning
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pail a roughly cylindrical vessel that is open at the top
    • n pail the quantity contained in a pail
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Threw a Pail of Ashes over the Fence 204 Threw a Pail of Ashes over the Fence 204
Kiln Car designed for handling Short Tub or Pail Staves Kiln Car designed for handling Short Tub or Pail Staves

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pail pāl A vessel of wood or tin, etc., usually cylindrical and having a bail, -- used esp. for carrying liquids, as water or milk, etc.; a bucket. It may, or may not, have a cover.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pail A vessel of wood (staves) or sheet-metal (usually tin), nearly or quite cylindrical, with a hooped handle or bail, used for carrying water, milk, or other liquids.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pail pāl an open vessel of wood, &c., for holding or carrying liquids
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  • Chinese Proverb
    Chinese Proverb
    “Enough shovels of earth -- a mountain. Enough pails of water -- a river.”
  • William Butler Yeats
    “Education is not the filling of the pail, but, the lighting of the fire.”
  • Herbert Clark Hoover
    “The slogan of progress is changing from the full dinner pail to the full garage.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. paile, AS. pægel, a wine vessel, a pail, akin to D. & G. pegel, a watermark, a gauge rod, a measure of wine, Dan. pægel, half a pint
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. paile, paele—L. patella, a pan, dim. of paterapatēre, to be open.


In literature:

Have you a big pail that I can use?
"Tell Me Another Story" by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
While her father had gone to the well to draw a pail of water Ruth came in, breathless, but rosy with daring and triumph.
"Young Lucretia and Other Stories" by Mary E. Wilkins
He stood for a moment hesitatingly, the pail wiping its dripping exterior against his baggy jean trousers.
"Dixie Hart" by Will N. Harben
She gave her consent, however, to his leaving the pail on the porch and then retiring to the chestnut tree.
"More Tish" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
The pail will hold about twenty pounds of honey.
"Rural Architecture" by Lewis Falley Allen
Dickson and his wife, half-dressed, were rushing madly about, empty water-pails in their hands.
"The Cave of Gold" by Everett McNeil
A spoonful of it added to a pail of warm water is excellent for cleaning paint.
"The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing" by Joseph Triemens
Just come out into the balcony, empty your pails over, and go back at once.
"Under Wellington's Command" by G. A. Henty
Mr. Black took the pail his wife gave him, and in the bottom, wrapped in a piece of clean paper, he put some money.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue in the Sunny South" by Laura Lee Hope
Then, collecting his prisoner's axe, snow-shoes, provisions, and tin pail, Tom started with them back along the Windego track for camp.
"Old Man Savarin and Other Stories" by Edward William Thomson

In poetry:

Back he then repairs;
See how swells the tide!
How each pail he bears
Straightway is supplied!
"The Pupil In Magic" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
See the friends each other hail!
"Here you are!" cries Master Sun;
Mistress Water from the pail
Flashes back, alive with fun!
"Cottage-Songs" by George MacDonald
Upon the mossed rock by the spring
She sits, forgetful of her pail,
Lost in remote remembering
Of that which may no more avail.
"The Solitary" by Madison Julius Cawein
A little pail, all rusted brown,
Beside the small white bones was lying.
"My child, my child!"—it was her own—
They heard the sobbing mother crying.
"The Black Snakes" by Janet Hamilton
But shaming to be taxed with fear,
He seized the pail and said
What care I? Though the night be drear,
Who ever saw the dead?
And if I fail to fill this pail,
The devil shall, instead.
"Ned Connor" by Charles Harpur
Now what to hear had made them fear,
Had also made them dry:
But strange! the water-pail that late
Brimm’d in the corner nigh
Was empty! In amazement great
There’s not a drop, they cry!
"Ned Connor" by Charles Harpur

In news:

Arts and Culture To fetch a pail of (toilet) water.
A Lunch- Pail Prospect for the Diamondbacks.
Even Skinny Puppy fans reproduce, however, so Pail 's Mike and Rachel Titsworth can be forgiven for penning The Last Soundtrack opener "OMG" about their new offspring, especially since the steamrolling song recalls KMFDM in their prime.
Pail labeling systems from CTM Labeling are designed to apply Pre-printed or Print and apply labels to various sized pails up to five (5) gallon size.
Columbia/Okura robotic palletizers handle both cases and pails without changing tooling.
Teenagers could make good money and get a free lunch if they would show up at the factories and pick up the workers' beer pails to get them filled at the taverns.
Gaga then woke up, peed in a pail and got a tattoo of an angel on the back of her head.
Plastican to Increase Molding Capacity in Response to Demand for Rigid Plastic Pails.
0 In response to growing customer demand in several key markets, Plastican Inc will invest in additional molds for rigid plastic pails.
Shoes and shirts, pails and shovels, nothing more required here.
GLASGOW — If there's one thing officials with the Lunch Pail Theatre want children to get out of seeing one of their productions, it is the moral of the story.
That's ordinary air pouring out of the pail.
One pail treats 300 gals.
Kids play in a Garden Hill porch near a slop pail used as a toilet.
Get out your pails and shovels — and your sculpting skills.

In science:

As in we remark that such moduli may be useful for the Pail lier cryptosystem , see , where one computes M th powers.
On RSA Moduli with Almost Half of the Bits Prescribed
As we have remarked, Theorem 1 immediately yields the following improvement Theorem 5 in which can be have some application for for the Pail lier cryptosystem (see ).
On RSA Moduli with Almost Half of the Bits Prescribed