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Definition of Pail


  1. 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.

Pail Quotations

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
William Butler Yeats

Learn to do common things uncommonly well; we must always keep in mind that anything that helps fill the dinner pail is valuable.
George Washington Carver

You can only milk a cow so long, then you're left holding the pail.
Hank Aaron

The slogan of progress is changing from the full dinner pail to the full garage.
Herbert Hoover

One always has to remember these days where the garbage pail is, because it's so easy to make sounds, and to put sounds together into something that appears to be music, but it's just as hard as it always was to make good music.
Robert Moog
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Pail Translations

pail in Danish is spand
pail in Dutch is emmer
pail in French is seau
pail in German is Eimer
pail in Italian is secchio
pail in Portuguese is balde
pail in Spanish is cubo, balde
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