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slop pail

noun
1.
a pail for conveying slop in feeding livestock, especially pigs.
2.
a pail into which household slop is collected for disposal.
Also called slop bucket.
Origin of slop pail
1860-1865
1860-65
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  • The table in overturning overset the slop-pail, and the slops went on the floor too.

  • I had to hand them over to him, and he tore them up and chucked the pieces into the slop-pail.

    Trooper 3809 Lionel Decle
  • And now that slop-pail in which the cigarette ends were swimming looked incredibly disgusting.

  • Water your rose with a slop-pail when it's in bud, and you'll be asked the name of it when it's in flower.

    Mary's Meadow Juliana Horatia Ewing
  • For he really was deep in that slop-pail or extinct-scandal department, and had heard a great many things.

  • He used to forget to empty the chief's slop-pail, and the water would overflow the cabin.

    Shandygaff Christopher Morley
  • In another corner was a diminutive basin the size of a saucepan, a slop-pail, and a can of water.

  • Put grease into the grease-pot, and whatever else may be on the plates, into the slop-pail.

    A Treatise on Domestic Economy Catherine Esther Beecher
  • Under the sink should be kept a slop-pail; and, on a shelf by it, a soap-dish and two water-pails.

    A Treatise on Domestic Economy Catherine Esther Beecher
  • This is convenient, as the whole of the ground beneath the house can thus be used as a slop-pail, waste-basket, and rubbish heap.

    In Court and Kampong Hugh Clifford

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