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noun as in bucket

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noun as in container

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He went up to a park, in Inwood, northern Manhattan, and the garbage pails are all full and there’s papers flying around and there are these park employees just sitting there.

My nostrils have smelt the horrors of the (cloth) diaper pail.

Homer uses metaphor—‘it was so crowded, it was like bees swarming over a pail of milk.’

Let us try to set aside—preferably forever—the image of the ever-immaculate Romney crouched bare-assed over a pail.

But it was hard to be the party of Wall Street and the party of the lunch-pail at the same time.

At the farm-gate they met Dorothy, fresh and blooming as a rose, with a pail in each hand foaming to the brim with milk.

She kicked at Jehosophat and over went the pail of milk which his father had almost full.

Sometimes a milk-pail is represented near a lamb, or hanging on a crook by its side, or even resting on its back.

He listened carefully before, standing outside in the cold, he poured over his head and shoulders a pail of cold water.

The root thus broken up is rubbed about in a great pail, with water slowly added.


On this page you'll find 17 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pail, such as: canister, container, jug, pot, receptacle, and vessel.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.