Examples of pail in a Sentence
A plastic beach pail was lying on the sand.
She poured a pail of water on the campfire.
Recent Examples of pail from the Web
In this Tuesday, May 23, 2017, photo, from left, Ben Testa, Abby McDonough and Hannah Waring work preparing strawberry pails at Wegmeyer Farms in Hamilton, Va.
This was the family home since 1962, decades before working-class, lunch-pail Chelsea would turn into prime-real-estate, boutique-chic Chelsea.
The pails will be delivered to the homes of the fewer than 4,000 customers who ordered them.
So which crabs will climb over his shell to try to get to the rim of the pail?
Residents are asked to place their yard waste in marked, hard-sided containers, such as trashcans or garbage pails.
In coolers, on counters, in pails full of water, staying hydrated and close at hand.
The fee includes an enormous green bin on wheels, a small pail for kitchen waste and weekly compost pick up.
A minute later, the pair dipped the glass in a pail of water to slightly cool it; this allows the glass to better mold.
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Origin and Etymology of pail
Middle English payle, paille
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
PAIL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pail for English Language Learners
: a round container that is open at the top and usually has a handle
: the amount held by a pail
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