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A vessel of wood or tin, etc, usually cylindrical and having a bail, used especially. For carrying liquids, as water or milk, etc.; a bucket. It may, or may not, have a cover.

Origin: OE. Paile, AS. Paegel a wine vessel, a pail, akin to D. & G. Pegel a watermark, a gauge rod, a measure of wine, Dan. Paegel half a pint.

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The Fiber Disease

... children affected who noticed, and who would remove the wyrms or hairs from the child's skin by rubbing it with a hand moistened by milk from the pail, in the evening sunlight), a. recognised it initially, b. stopped recognising it, until hundreds of years later, whereupon c. some now do, while ...

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