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Definition of "milk-pail" [milk-pail]

  • A pail for holding milk; specifically, the wooden or tin vessel commonly used in milking. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

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."