Pailfuls
Pailful Pail"ful, n.; pl. {Pailfuls}. The quantity that a pail will hold. ``By pailfuls.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • pailfuls — pail·ful || peɪlfÊŠl n. amount equal to one full bucket …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Pailful — Pail ful, n.; pl. {Pailfuls}. The quantity that a pail will hold. By pailfuls. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pail — n. pl. pailfuls [pāl] n. [ME paile < OE pægel, small measure, wine vessel < LL pagella (dim. of L pagina,PAGE1), a small page, in VL, a measure of area, later a measure of volume: infl. by OFr paele, a pan < L patella: see PATELLA] 1. a… …   English World dictionary

  • pailful — /payl fool /, n., pl. pailfuls. a quantity sufficient to fill a pail: a pailful of water. [1585 95; PAIL + FUL] Usage. See ful. * * * …   Universalium

  • pail — noun a bucket. Derivatives pailful noun (plural pailfuls). Origin ME: origin uncertain; cf. OE pægel gill, small measure and OFr. paelle pan, liquid measure, brazier …   English new terms dictionary

  • pail|ful — «PAYL ful», noun, plural fuls. the amount that fills a pail: »The rain was falling by pailfuls (Macaulay) …   Useful english dictionary

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