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Dinner pail   /dˈɪnər peɪl/   Listen
Dinner pail

noun
1.
A pail in which a workman carries his lunch or dinner.  Synonym: dinner bucket.






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"Dinner pail" Quotes from Famous Books



... storm raged. We finished the food in the dinner pail, and began wondering how long we had been imprisoned, and how hungry we ought to be by this time. I was not in the least hungry myself; but I began to feel panicky for fear Virginia might be starving to death. She had a watch, of course, as a teacher; but it had run down long ago, and even if ...
— Vandemark's Folly • Herbert Quick

... worked at Billy's stables. Despite the urging of the bosses to eat and sleep in the stable like the other men, Henderson had persisted in coming home each morning to his little house around the corner from Saxon's on Fifth street. Several times she had seen him swinging along defiantly, his dinner pail in his hand, while the neighborhood boys dogged his heels at a safe distance and informed him in yapping chorus that he was a scab and no good. But one evening, on his way to work, in a spirit of bravado he went into the Pile-Drivers' Home, ...
— The Valley of the Moon • Jack London



Words linked to "Dinner pail" :   pail, bucket, dinner bucket



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