Definition of Pails

1. Noun. (plural of pail) ¹

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Definition of Pails

1. pail [n] - See also: pail

Lexicographical Neighbors of Pails

pails (current term)
pain-pleasure principle
pain and suffering
pain au chocolat
pain clinics
pain in the arse
pain in the bum
pain in the neck
pain killer
pain killers

Literary usage of Pails

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. American Edition of the British Encyclopedia: Or, Dictionary of Arts and William Nicholson by William Nicholson (1819)
"The pearl-ashes are dissolved in ten pails of soft-water, of four gallons each, and the lime in fourteen pails; the liquors are let to stand till quite ..."

2. Dyke's Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia by Andrew Lee Dyke (1920)
"This can be explained by referring to our hydraulic analogy, as follows: Suppose we had three pails of water, each of them 1 foot high, as shown in fig. ..."

3. The Diary of Matthew Patten of Bedford, N.H. by Matthew Patten (1903)
"... camp and got 18 pails of sap all froz into ice APRILL FIRST we got about 8 pails of sap 3d I took 6 Depositions for james Mann in his Case with Morrill ..."

4. Workshop Receipts by Ernest Spon, Robert Haldane, Charles George Warnford Lock (1883)
"4 stuff, full bleached ; 5 pails size, 20 Ib. alum, 3 oz. aniline blue, ... 3 and 4 stuffs, half and half; 4 pails size, 15 Ib. alum, 2 oz. aniline blue, ..."

5. Fire Prevention: A Treatise and Text Book on Making Life and Property Safe by Peter Joseph McKeon (1912)
"FIRE pails.—A pail of water is the best fire extinguisher yet invented. ... The value of fire pails has come to be recognized, not only by the insurance ..."

6. Sanitation of Public Buildings by William Paul Gerhard (1907)
"Fire pails.—Each ward of a hospital should be provided with at least six fire ... A few special chemical fire pails might also be kept handy in addition to ..."

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