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Definition 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"
  • We can create about two and a half gallons of fuel per bushel of corn.
bushel = a unit of measure used for dry goods (filling an 8 gallon container)
  • Our farm produced over 10,000 bushels of wheat last year.
  • The hens and ducks, for instance, saved five bushels of corn at the harvest by gathering up the stray grains.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • bushels = a unit of measure used for dry goods (filling an 8 gallon container)
  • He charges some folks a bushel of potatoes for delivery of a baby.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • bushel = a unit of measure used for dry goods (filling an 8 gallon container)
  • 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
  • bushels = a lot (8 gallon containers)
  • 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
  • bushel = a large amount (filling an 8 gallon container)
  • Looking at it one way, each American eats only about a bushel of corn per year.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore's Dilemma
  • bushel = a unit of measure used for dry goods (filling an 8 gallon container)
  • 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
  • bushel = capable of holding a lot (officially 8 gallons)
  • 'Animal Hero, Second Class,' and half a bushel of apples to any animal who brings him to justice.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • bushel = a unit of measure used for dry goods (filling an 8 gallon container)
  • A full bushel to anyone who captures him alive!
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • bushel = a unit of measure used for dry goods (filling an 8 gallon container)
  • Did you pay a bushel of potatoes for him?
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • bushel = a unit of measure used for dry goods (filling an 8 gallon container)
  • Refreshed by food, Dill recited this narrative: having been bound in chains and left to die in the basement (there were basements in Meridian) by his new father, who disliked him, and secretly kept alive on raw field peas by a passing farmer who heard his cries for help (the good man poked a bushel pod by pod through the ventilator), Dill worked himself free by pulling the chains from the wall.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • bushel = a unit of measure used for dry goods (filling an 8 gallon container)
  • Shining quietly behind a bushel of Wicklow bran.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • 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
  • Looking about, Max saw sacks of grain and bushel baskets of apples stacked next to oil paintings and bronze statuary.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • Later that afternoon they would still have to sort a few bushels of plums.
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
  • 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
  • He'd talked to her for over an hour, then, besotted, bought an entire bushel of cucumbers.
    Sarah Dessen  --  The Truth About Forever
  • We were averaging ten bushels of oysters a day.
    Katherine Paterson  --  Jacob Have I Loved
  • And I had five hams sent and ten pounds of side meat and God knows how many bushels of yams and Irish potatoes.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind

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