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Definition of "dinner-pail" []

  • A tin pail, with a cover, in which working-men carry, or are supposed to carry, their ‘dinner’ or midday meal to their work. “A full dinner-pail” for the working-man figures in party rhetoric. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "dinner-pail" in a sentence
  • "And when a political party dangles a full dinner-pail in the eyes of the toiling masses, it is offering more for a vote than the dubious dollar of the opposing party."
  • "She turned to look at it, wondering at its capacity for so many -- and looked, instead, directly into the face of Champney Googe who stood on the lower step, his dinner-pail on his arm, the arm thrust through the guard."
  • "Finally he took from his dinner-pail a big red apple, which he cut in two, giving half to each horse."
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