Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quantity that a pail will hold.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quantity that a pail will hold.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An amount that would fill a pail.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the quantity contained in a pail

Etymologies

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pail + -ful

Examples

  • "And look what she calls a pailful of water!" added the mother, with a second blow.

    Old-Fashioned Fairy Tales

  • But when we delivered the water Jed had only one pailful.

    Chapter 13

  • I was going to have a brother-in-law who was as dumb as a pailful of earthworms.

    Belle

  • I was going to have a brother-in-law who was as dumb as a pailful of earthworms.

    Belle

  • Paul de la Montaigne is as dumb as a pailful of earthworms.

    Belle

  • Paul de la Montaigne is as dumb as a pailful of earthworms.

    Belle

  • Paul de la Montaigne is as dumb as a pailful of earthworms.

    Belle

  • Paul de la Montaigne is as dumb as a pailful of earthworms.

    Belle

  • I was going to have a brother-in-law who was as dumb as a pailful of earthworms.

    Belle

  • I was going to have a brother-in-law who was as dumb as a pailful of earthworms.

    Belle

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