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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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.
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.
Vast populations grew frenzied over such phrases as "an honest dollar" and "a full dinner pail.
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.
It remains so when any distinguished "person of size" hands in his or her XXL dinner pail.
One of her other patents, an improved lantern dinner pail, was specifically targeted for use "by miners and other persons who are obliged to labor through the day for containing their dinner.
Learn to do common things uncommonly well; we must always keep in mind that anything that helps fill the dinner pail is valuable.