A pail for holding milk; specifically, the wooden or tin vessel commonly used in milking.(noun)
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Use "milk-pail" in a sentence
"Both arose from the bench, and Daylight caught up the milk-pail from the nail by the door."
"Come, come, my lord, you do less than justice to your gallant kinsman, in wishing him a bride bred up under the milk-pail; for this girl is a peasant wench in all but the accident of birth."
"The traveller stopped his weary horse on the eve of entering the city which was the end of his journey, to gaze at the sylph-like form that tripped by him, with her milk-pail poised on her head, bearing herself so erect, and stepping so light and free under her burden, that it seemed rather an ornament than an encumbrance."