pailful

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pail + -ful

Noun[edit]

pailful (plural pailfuls or pailsful)

  1. An amount that would fill a pail.
    • 1610, The Tempest, by Shakespeare, act 2 scene 2
      If / it should thunder as it did before, I know not where to / hide my head: yond same cloud cannot choose but fall by / pailfuls.

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