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Bushel meaning

bushel - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. A dry measure, containing four pecks, eight gallons, or thirty- two quarts.
  2. 2. A vessel of the capacity of a bushel, used in measuring; a bushel measure.
  3. 3. A quantity that fills a bushel measure; as, a heap containing ten bushels of apples.
  4. 4. A large indefinite quantity.
  5. 5. The iron lining in the nave of a wheel. [ Eng.] In the United States it is called a box. See 4th Bush.
  6. 6. To mend or repair, as men's garments; to repair garments.
  7. 7. A dry measure of four pecks.

bushel - examples of usage

  1. The red squirrel- little wretch that he is, to eat young birds when he has still a bushel of corn and nuts in his old wall- cannot find a footing on those delicate branches. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
  2. He followed the directions carefully, but was unable to hold the horse: the second wife had put some straw on the barn floor under a bushel. - "The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries", W. Y. Evans Wentz.
  3. The farmer who has a machine of his own saves more than six cents a bushel, and, on a crop of fourteen hundred bushels only, would pay for the machine in less than four years. - "Two Years in Oregon", Wallis Nash.
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