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We can create about two and a half gallons of fuel per bushel of corn.
  a unit of measure used for dry goods (filling an 8 gallon container)

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a large amount — as in "bushels of fun"
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  • We can create about two and a half gallons of fuel per bushel of corn.
  • Our farm produced over 10,000 bushels of wheat last year.
  • Looking at it one way, each American eats only about a bushel of corn per year.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore’s Dilemma
  • We pulled the wild onions from the ground and just a handful would carry more flavor than a bushel of tame onions.
    Forest Carter  --  Education of Little Tree

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  • Lucy hides the lemon shoes and the red shoes and the shoes that used to be white but are now pale blue under a powerful bushel basket on the back porch, until one Tuesday her mother, who is very clean, throws them away.
    Sandra Cisneros  --  The House on Mango Street
  • Several grubby urchins stood around a bushel basket on the table, clutching winter apples.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • The first section was rather what Reynie would have expected — one or two questions regarding octagons and hexagons, another devoted to bushels of this and kilograms of that, and another that required calculating how much time must pass before two speeding trains collided.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • Bertha and Nathan send their love, and I send mine, by the bushel, by the barrel, by the tun.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • Later that afternoon they would still have to sort a few bushels of plums.
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
  • Finally, as a desperate measure to break the fever, I sent one of the lay brothers out to bring in a bushel basket of snow, which we packed around him.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander

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  • We sail most of the distance upriver, squashed between bushels of wheat on the barge of a benevolent farmer Gisa befriended years ago.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • He charges some folks a bushel of potatoes for delivery of a baby.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • And warn’t the cooking good, and just bushels of it too!
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Good turnip greens, eggplant, okra by the bushel, all kind a gourds.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • The men and women slaves received, as their monthly allowance of food, eight pounds of pork, or its equivalent in fish, and one bushel of corn meal.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • But everyone worked according to his capacity The hens and ducks, for instance, saved five bushels of corn at the harvest by gathering up the stray grains.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • The government paid him well for every bushel of alfalfa he did not grow.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • If another got a half bushel of tomatoes or a dozen ears of corn, they ate them until they were gone too.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • But she wasn’t, and by the time she came in with a bag of groceries and a bushel basket of ironing for the weekend I was over it for the most part.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • Every day they bestowed upon the statue of Bel twelve bushels of flour, forty sheep, and fifty gallons of wine.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • He looked at me a long time, then walked over to the bushel baskets stacked at the back of the stand.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • His reasons are as two grains of wheat hid in, two bushels of chaff: you shall seek all day ere you find them, and when you have them they are not worth the search.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice
  • He’s out huntin’ up uh few mo’ bushels.
    Zora Neale Hurston  --  Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • Near her in a bushel basket was the three-week-old baby.
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved
  • That’s why I’m there-to pick myself a bushel of diamonds.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • If we employ an arbitrary symbol, and pay, say, five dollars a day for farm work, then the cost of a bushel of wheat is fifty cents.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • And pour out barley into leather bags- twenty bushels of barley meal ground fine.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • That’s why you get fixed rents, where the landlord says, I get twenty bushels, regardless of the harvest, and if it’s really good, you get the extra.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Still rolling in his blood, at last he partially disclosed a strangely discoloured bunch or protuberance, the size of a bushel, low down on the flank.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • On my objecting to this retreat, he took us into another room with a dinner-table for thirty, and in the grate a scorched leaf of a copy-book under a bushel of coal-dust.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • "I did not," said Sancho, "but I found her winnowing two bushels of wheat in the yard of her house."
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • The ears I carried home in a basket, rubbing it with my hands, instead of threshing it: and when the harvest was over, found my half peck of seed produced near two bushels of rice, and two bushels and a half of barley.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • If his notions of hidden treasure had been analyzed, they would have been found to consist of a handful of real dimes and a bushel of vague, splendid, ungraspable dollars.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • There was no longer any slope, for the corpses had levelled the road with the plain, and reached the brim like a well-filled bushel of barley.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • We walked through the strawberry fields, where campers were picking bushels of berries while a satyr played a tune on a reed pipe.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • At lunch hour, while Mother and I ping-ponged back and forth from the spicy smoke in the kitchen to the tables where we served office workers and city employees and cops, Baba worked the register—Baba and his grease-stained white shirt, the bushel of gray chest hair spilling over the open top button, his thick, hairy forearms.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • When they began feeding again Kotick saw that their upper lip was split into two pieces that they could twitch apart about a foot and bring together again with a whole bushel of seaweed between the splits.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  The Jungle Book
  • I got twelve bushels of beans, and eighteen bushels of potatoes, beside some peas and sweet corn.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • Laurie devoted himself to the little ones, rode his small daughter in a bushel-basket, took Daisy up among the bird’s nests, and kept adventurous Rob from breaking his neck.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • Money still had a definite value in hours worked and bushels of grain sold.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Sun Also Rises
  • We sold about eight bushels and sowed a rood.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • You bought a bushel of coal for twenty-five cents.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • That old penny’s worth of happiness he had spent for this bushel of content.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Winter Dreams
  • In September, a bushel of wheat had cost eleven dollars; it had cost thirty dollars in November; it had cost one hundred in December; it was now approaching the price of two hundred-while the printing presses of the government treasury were running a race with starvation, and losing.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Shining quietly behind a bushel of Wicklow bran.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • However, the very same evening William Larkins came over with a large basket of apples, the same sort of apples, a bushel at least, and I was very much obliged, and went down and spoke to William Larkins and said every thing, as you may suppose.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • Every summer Miss Katherine would pick bushels of peaches and preserve them in jars with cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and other spices which she kept secret.
    Louis Sachar  --  Holes
  • I spoke of an instance where one of our graduates had produced two hundred and sixty-six bushels of sweet potatoes from an acre of ground, in a community where the average production had been only forty-nine bushels to the acre.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • "The man hasn’t brought my coal, either," said Carrie, who ordered by the bushel.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • You can’t hide a candle under a bushel; but I’ll undertake to prepare Piotr in a fitting manner, and bring him on to the field of battle.’
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons
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