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bushel
used in A Thousand Acres

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Definition
a unit of measure used for dry goods (filling an 8 gallon container)

or:

a large amount — as in "bushels of fun"
  • And then Harold lets drop some detail, about money, or bushels per acre, that shows that in spite of his foolishness, he outdid everybody.
    p. 108.4
  • Most magically, tile produced prosperity—more bushels per acre of a better crop, year after year, wet or dry.
    p. 15.5
  • I mean, when his income comes solely from the farm, and he's got to make up his mind about the fuel and the time for another pass through the beans, or maybe getting forty-three bushels an acre instead of forty-seven.
    p. 110.8
  • Victories—finishing the last of a field just before a rain—and defeats—the price of corn dropping thirty cents a bushel in a single day; the strange transforming mix of power and exhaustion.
    p. 317.4
  • When 'we' bought the first tractor in the county, when 'we' built the big house, when 'we' had the crops sprayed from the air, when 'we' got a car, when 'we' drained Mel's corner, when 'we' got a hundred and seventy-two bushels an acre.
    p. 342.7
  • 06 a bushel for corn.
    p. 346.4

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