- a quantity sufficient to fill a pail: a pailful of water.
Origin of pailful
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If at first it runs thick and discoloured, draw off a pailful or two, and pour it back again into the mash tub till it runs clear.
For use, to a pailful of this liquid add a pailful of warm water.Mushrooms: how to grow them
"I have just spilled a pailful of milk on the ground," sobbed Kate.Proud and Lazy
I might have got over myself, but could not manage the pailful, also.The Life of Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson
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Miss Paysley (with conviction)You drink it in by the pailful!