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bushel


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bushel  \Bush"el\,  v.  t.  &  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Busheled},  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Busheling}.]  [Cf.  G.  bosseln.]  (Tailoring) 
  To  mend  or  repair,  as  men's  garments;  to  repair  garments.  [U. 
  S.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bushel  \Bush"el\,  n.  [OE.  buschel,  boischel  OF  boissel 
  bussel,  boistel  F.  boisseau  LL  bustellus  dim.  of  bustia 
  buxida  (OF.  boiste),  fr  pyxida,  acc.  of  L.  pyxis  box,  Gr  ?. 
  Cf  {Box}.] 
  1.  A  dry  measure,  containing  four  pecks,  eight  gallons,  or 
  thirty-two  quarts. 
 
  Note:  The  Winchester  bushel,  formerly  used  in  England, 
  contained  2150.42  cubic  inches,  being  the  volume  of  a 
  cylinder  181/2  inches  in  internal  diameter  and  eight 
  inches  in  depth.  The  standard  bushel  measures,  prepared 
  by  the  United  States  Government  and  distributed  to  the 
  States,  hold  each  77.6274  pounds  of  distilled  water,  at 
  39.8[deg]  Fahr.  and  30  inches  atmospheric  pressure, 
  being  the  equivalent  of  the  Winchester  bushel.  The 
  imperial  bushel  now  in  use  in  England  is  larger  than 
  the  Winchester  bushel,  containing  2218.2  cubic  inches, 
  or  80  pounds  of  water  at  62[deg]  Fahr. 
 
  2.  A  vessel  of  the  capacity  of  a  bushel,  used  in  measuring;  a 
  bushel  measure. 
 
  Is  a  candle  brought  to  be  put  under  a  bushel,  or 
  under  a  bed,  and  not  to  be  set  on  a  candlestick? 
  --Mark  iv  21. 
 
  3.  A  quantity  that  fills  a  bushel  measure;  as  a  heap 
  containing  ten  bushels  of  apples. 
 
  Note:  In  the  United  States  a  large  number  of  articles,  bought 
  and  sold  by  the  bushel,  are  measured  by  weighing,  the 
  number  of  pounds  that  make  a  bushel  being  determined  by 
  State  law  or  by  local  custom.  For  some  articles,  as 
  apples,  potatoes,  etc.,  heaped  measure  is  required  in 
  measuring  a  bushel. 
 
  4.  A  large  indefinite  quantity.  [Colloq.] 
 
  The  worthies  of  antiquity  bought  the  rarest  pictures 
  with  bushels  of  gold,  without  counting  the  weight  or 
  the  number  of  the  pieces.  --Dryden. 
 
  5.  The  iron  lining  in  the  nave  of  a  wheel.  [Eng.]  In  the 
  United  States  it  is  called  a  box.  See  4th  {Bush}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bushel 
  n  1:  a  United  States  dry  measure  equal  to  4  pecks  or  2152.42 
  cubic  inches 
  2:  a  British  imperial  capacity  measure  (liquid  or  dry)  equal  to 
  4  pecks 
  3:  a  basket  large  enough  to  hold  a  bushel  [syn:  {bushel  basket}] 
  v  :  restore  by  replacing  a  part  or  putting  together  what  is 
  torn  or  broken;  "She  repaired  her  TV  set";  "Repair  my 
  shoes  please"  [syn:  {repair},  {mend},  {fix},  {doctor},  {furbish 
  up},  {restore},  {touch  on}]  [ant:  {break}] 




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