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slop pail

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noun
  1. a pail for conveying slop in feeding livestock, especially pigs.
  2. a pail into which household slop is collected for disposal.

Origin of slop pail

First recorded in 1860–65
Also called slop bucket.
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Historical Examples

  • I had to hand them over to him, and he tore them up and chucked the pieces into the slop-pail.

    Trooper 3809

    Lionel Decle

  • The table in overturning overset the slop-pail, and the slops went on the floor too.

  • Water your rose with a slop-pail when it's in bud, and you'll be asked the name of it when it's in flower.

    Mary's Meadow

    Juliana Horatia Ewing

  • Under the sink should be kept a slop-pail; and, on a shelf by it, a soap-dish and two water-pails.

    A Treatise on Domestic Economy

    Catherine Esther Beecher

  • For he really was deep in that slop-pail or extinct-scandal department, and had heard a great many things.