pail, pale

pail, pale
   The first is a small bucket; the second means lacking color.

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  • pail — pale …   American English homophones

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  • pale adj — pail n …   English expressions

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  • Pales — Recorded as Pail, Pale, Payle, and Pales, as well as Paler, Pailer, Payler, Paylor and possibly others, this is probably an English surname, but of pre 10th century Old French origins. If so it was introduced into the British Isles after the… …   Surnames reference

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