Definition of Pailful

1. Noun. The quantity contained in a pail.

Exact synonyms: Pail
Generic synonyms: Containerful



Definition of Pailful

1. n. The quantity that a pail will hold.

Definition of Pailful

1. Noun. An amount that would fill a pail. ¹

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Definition of Pailful

1. as much as a pail can hold [n PAILFULS or PAILSFUL]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pailful

paid for
paid vacation
paideutics
paidle
paidles
paidology
paigle
paigles
paijama
paijamas
paik
paiked
paiking
paiks
pail
pailful (current term)
pailfuls
paillard
paillards
paillette
paillettes
paillon
paillons
pails
pailsful
pain
pain-free
pain-pleasure principle

Literary usage of Pailful

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1. Dr. Chase's Family Physician, Farrier, Bee-keeper, and Second Receipt Book by Alvin Wood Chase (1874)
"Prepared cotton goods may be Colored any shade from a light drab to a dark brown by first dipping them into bichromate water, J Ib. to a pailful for } hour; ..."

2. A Thousand Miles on an Elephant in the Shan States by Holt Samuel Hallett (1890)
"... IN A DOSE—DRAUGHTS FOR THE POOR, PILLS FOR THE RICH—MEDICINES BY pailful—EMPIRICS—BELIEF IN DEMONS AND WITCHES—MODE OF PAYMENT BY THE JOB—NO CURE, ..."

3. Receipts and Remedies: Useful Hints for Everyone on Health, Beauty, Clothing by Louis Andrew Flemming (1908)
"Add another half a pailful three hours later. After this add a pailful each day for six days, stirring well each time. The soap should be stirred each day ..."

4. Our Unseen Guest (1920)
"She dips out a pailful. That pail of water, let us say, stands to the tub of water ... Is it not apparent that the second pailful may contain much, little, ..."

5. Bent, not broken by George Manville Fenn (1867)
"Up came the water pailful after pailful, and at last they were able to economise its use more, and direct it into corners and parts where it would be of the ..."

6. Transactions of the North-East Coast Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders (1892)
"A pailful of coals cost about a penny, and a pail might be said to hold two gallons. Now, according to Mr. Newitt, to boil a pint of water two-fifths of an ..."

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