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.
Evelyn looked on for a while, and finally took up a pail and began milking, too.
Close mold securely and place in a pail of chopped ice and salt.
"Get a pail of water and throw it over your dad, Sophia," said Mrs. Holbrooke.
I reached down and drew up a pail of water, and it was right cold.
Suppose you wanted to lift the pail with the least possible effort, where would you put your hand?
Then, seeming satisfied with her scrutiny, she picked up her pail.
One afternoon, Lydia took her pail to get some water from the swollen stream running by the door.
Ven I go to sleep, puy one pail of pranty for ze Soldaten, ant zey will sleep.
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)).
The stomach (1950s+ Black)