a quantity sufficient to fill a pail: a pailful of water.
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How to use pailful in a sentence
A window was suddenly opened, and a pailful of slops splashed down upon the doorstep.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 4 (of 25) | Robert Louis Stevenson
Now and then he would send a pailful to a publisher, and of course it would always come back.Tales Of Men And Ghosts | Edith Wharton
Nankeens look best, washed in suds, with a teacup of ley added for each pailful.
After this, add a pailful of cold soft water, once an hour, till all the ashes appear to be well soaked.
To make soft-soap, take the proportion of one pailful of ley to three pounds of fat.