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pail

[pāl]
(design engineering)
A cylindrical or slightly tapered container.
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When Tess had changed her bonnet for a hood, and was really on her stool under the cow, and the milk was squirting from her fists into the pail, she appeared to feel that she really had laid a new foundation for her future.
"To my thinking," said the dairyman, rising suddenly from a cow he had just finished off, snatching up his three-legged stool in one hand and the pail in the other, and moving on to the next hard-yielder in his vicinity; "to my thinking, the cows don't gie down their milk today as usual.
I was so small that, in order to negotiate the pail, I sat down and gathered it into my lap.
He emptied the pail with the wide thirst of the sweating ploughman, returned it to me, and started up the plough.
When, having obtained permission, she walked to the water pail in the corner and drank from the dipper, unseen forces dragged Seesaw from his seat to go and drink after her.
"I think you had better stand by the pail for five minutes, Rebecca; it may help you to control your thirst."
Tod descended safely from the chair, and endeavoured to get up again with the pail of water.
Tod and the pail descended from the chair without accident.
As they drew near, the cow suddenly gave a kick and kicked over the stool, the pail, and even the milkmaid herself, and all fell on the china ground with a great clatter.
Dorothy was shocked to see that the cow had broken her leg off, and that the pail was lying in several small pieces, while the poor milkmaid had a nick in her left elbow.
"Now," said the Fox, "go to that near-by brook, bring back a pail full of water, and sprinkle it over the spot."
The bird hastened to fetch some water, but his pail fell into the well, and he after it, and as he was unable to recover himself, he was drowned.