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the quantity contained in a pail

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When, having obtained permission, she walked to the water pail in the corner and drank from the dipper, unseen forces dragged Seesaw from his seat to go and drink after her.
The morning that Dickon--after they had been enjoying themselves in the garden for about two hours--went behind a big rosebush and brought forth two tin pails and revealed that one was full of rich new milk with cream on the top of it, and that the other held cottage-made currant buns folded in a clean blue and white napkin, buns so carefully tucked in that they were still hot, there was a riot of surprised joyfulness.
Tod put down the pail beside the bed, took up the end of rope with the hook--hesitated, and looked at Tommy Brock.
Her dark eyes are somewhat dim now--perhaps from too much crying--but her broadly marked eyebrows are still black, her teeth are sound, and as she stands knitting rapidly and unconsciously with her work- hardened hands, she has as firmly upright an attitude as when she is carrying a pail of water on her head from the spring.
said Dan, as Harvey staggered aft with the steaming coffee in a tin pail.
As she started to rise, a kick from the cow caught her square on the stomach with such force that it sent her staggering backward, still clutching the handle of the pail from which a snowy stream cascaded.
She gave some to Toto, and taking a pail from the shelf she carried it down to the little brook and filled it with clear, sparkling water.
Wetting his hair first--a sure sign of apathy--he followed Freddy into the divine, as indifferent as if he were a statue and the pond a pail of soapsuds.
Oh, if ye can swaller that, be it so," he said indifferently, while holding up the pail that she sipped from.
A milkmaid turned her pail upside down and hid in it.
At the same time, the pail went into the air, spilling the paper water, while the paper pump bent nearly double.
One robe each was kept, one ax, one tin pail, and a scant supply of bacon and flour.
They dipped the ends of their tails, which were much like paint-brushes, into a pail of whitewash, backed up against the house, and wagged their tails right and left until the whitewash was rubbed on the wall, after which they dipped these funny brushes in the pail again and repeated the performance.
He was carrying a dinner pail and smoking an apple-wood pipe.
A FARMER'S daughter was carrying her Pail of milk from the field to the farmhouse, when she fell a-musing.