Synonyms for pail

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He disappeared only to return with a pail of cold water to temper the first.

This man asked me where I was bound with my pail, and I told him.

Take it out with a wooden ladle, and put it into a small tub or pail.

But the others could find no fault with it, and Sereno drained the pail.

Then he went forward, and drew the pail from Amelia's unwilling grasp.

Ichabod had been holding a pail of water so that a horse might drink.

He waved one hand gayly; the other was carrying a pail of water.

In hot weather I place a piece of ice in flannel on the top of the pail.

When Miette had said that she must go away, she told Silvere that he could draw his pail of water.

As he slightly stirred his pail, the water murmured, and the smile faded.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., of uncertain origin, probably from Old French paele, paelle "cooking or frying pan, warming pan;" also a liquid measure, from Latin patella "small pan, little dish, platter," diminutive of patina "broad shallow pan, stewpan" (see pan (n.)).

Old English had pægel "wine vessel," but etymology does not support a connection. This Old English word possibly is from Medieval Latin pagella "a measure," from Latin pagella "column," diminutive of pagina (see page (n.1)).

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nouncontainer, often for liquids, with handle

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nouncontainer, often for liquids, with handle
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