- 1US A measure of capacity equal to 64 US pints (equivalent to 35.2 liters), used for dry goods.More example sentences
- Agronomist Roger Elmore, Ph.D., and his colleagues calculated those losses equal to about 3 bushels per acre.
- The 1798 daybook also shows that, as the old Dutch traditions faded, wheat was measured in bushels rather than schepels.
- New acres coming into production equal more potential bushels, which equal more subsidy dollars.
- 1.1 • informal A large amount: we sold it for a bushel of moneyMore example sentences
- Despite this, scads of people make bushels of money every year by suing some company for something that was entirely their own damn fault.
- They go screaming, casting bushels of needles in fear and despair.
- As I took it through the first door to the back hallway, it grabbed onto the frame and wept a bushel of needles, but that was it.
- 3A container with the capacity of a bushel: [as modifier]: packing oysters into bushel basketsMore example sentences
- Haystacks, scarecrows, pumpkins, in all shapes and sizes, bushel baskets of gourds, apples, Indian apples, and squashes.
- Then the apples were packaged into bushel baskets which Marc made.
- Some years, this is so common that collectors easily fill bushel baskets with them in minutes.
hide one's light under a bushel
- see hide1.
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- And someone had tried the same thing with putting sand into bushelfuls of wheat just the previous autumn.
- I'll remember Horace as a true original, unhybridized, a bushelful of contradictions: stubborn but sentimental, steely and twinkly, old-school formal but startlingly earthy.
- Michelle has been known to eat fresh peas by the proverbial bushelful.
Pronunciation: /-ˌfo͝ol/noun (plural bushelfuls)
Middle English: from Old French boissel, perhaps of Gaulish origin.
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