Let us try to set aside—preferably forever—the image of the ever-immaculate Romney crouched bare-assed over a pail.
Homer uses metaphor—‘it was so crowded, it was like bees swarming over a pail of milk.’
Evelyn looked on for a while, and finally took up a pail and began milking, too.
Take it out with a wooden ladle, and put it into a small tub or pail.
"Get a pail of water and throw it over your dad, Sophia," said Mrs. Holbrooke.
Then he went forward, and drew the pail from Amelia's unwilling grasp.
Suppose you wanted to lift the pail with the least possible effort, where would you put your hand?
But the others could find no fault with it, and Sereno drained the pail.
One afternoon, Lydia took her pail to get some water from the swollen stream running by the door.
Ichabod had been holding a pail of water so that a horse might drink.
mid-14c., of uncertain origin, probably from Old French paele, paelle "cooking or frying pan, warming pan;" also a liquid measure, from Latin patella "small pan, little dish, platter," diminutive of patina "broad shallow pan, stewpan" (see pan (n.)).
Old English had pægel "wine vessel," but etymology does not support a connection. This Old English word possibly is from Medieval Latin pagella "a measure," from Latin pagella "column," diminutive of pagina (see page (n.1)).
The stomach (1950s+ Black)