dinner pail

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Noun1.dinner pail - a pail in which a workman carries his lunch or dinner
bucket, pail - a roughly cylindrical vessel that is open at the top
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She would have ready a great pot full of steaming black coffee, and oatmeal and bread and smoked sausages; and then she would fix them their dinner pails with more thick slices of bread with lard between them--they could not afford butter--and some onions and a piece of cheese, and so they would tramp away to work.
He was carrying a dinner pail and smoking an apple-wood pipe.
Her dinner pail swung from her right hand, and she had a blissful consciousness of the two soda biscuits spread with butter and syrup, the baked cup-custard, the doughnut, and the square of hard gingerbread.