noun, plural pail·fuls.
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Bill and I went over to Lumberville in search of a couple of cider barrels and a pailful of charcoal.The Scientific American Boy|A. Russell (Alexander Russell) Bond
And yet evening after evening I lost more than if I had shaken out gold by the pailful.Pandora's Box|Frank Wedekind
"I have just spilled a pailful of milk on the ground," sobbed Kate.Proud and Lazy|Oliver Optic
She was unable to buy the fish anywhere, but, drawing a pailful of water from the river, to her surprise found a pike in it.England, Picturesque and Descriptive|Joel Cook
Four or five pounds of salt are likewise put into the tub, and a pailful of hot-water.A Treatise on Adulterations of Food, and Culinary Poisons|Fredrick Accum