Barack Obama and John McCain also proved adept at developing a bundling system.
The adviser fears that moving the prisoners east means “they are thinking of bundling them across the border into Iraq.”
Or, to take another example of the abuse heaped by our English cousins upon this so-called "American custom of bundling."
bundling himself in the blankets, Lantier muttered about how stubborn women were.
All the reports of that time, not forgetting Washington Irving's humorous account of the custom of "bundling," confirm the fact.
Gathering, bundling, crating, and shipping are all to be watched carefully.
This McCormick-Deering grain binder cut the grain and, by means of an apron, carried it through a bundling and tying mechanism.
He says that they are a Greek custom and he connects them with bundling.
She insisted on bundling everybody out for a blow on the moors.
They're bundling us out of the room, but where to is more than I can guess.
1640s, "a gathering into a bundle," verbal noun from bundle (v.). Meaning "sharing a bed for the night, fully dressed, wrapped up with someone of the opposite sex" (1782) is a former local custom in New England (especially Connecticut and southeastern Massachusetts). It was noted there from about 1750s and often regarded by outsiders as grossly immoral, but New Englanders wrote defenses of it and claimed it was practiced elsewhere, too. It seems to have died out with the 18th century.
I am no advocate for temptation; yet must say, that bundling has prevailed 160 years in New England, and, I verily believe, with ten times more chastity than the sitting on a sofa. I had daughters, and speak from near forty years' experience. Bundling takes place only in cold seasons of the year--the sofa in summer is more dangerous than the bed in winter. [The Rev. Samuel Peters, "A general history of Connecticut," 1782]
early 14c., "bound collection of things," from Middle Dutch bondel, diminutive of bond, from binden "to bind," or perhaps a merger of this word and Old English byndele "binding," from Proto-Germanic *bundilin (cf. German bündel "to bundle"), from PIE root *bhendh- "tie" (see bend (v.)). Meaning "a lot of money" is from 1899. To be a bundle of nerves "very anxious" is from 1938.
bundle bun·dle (bŭn'dl)
A structure composed of a group of fibers, such as a fasciculus.
To gather up small political contributions into a large and influential amount: His preferred strategy is a controversial practice known as bundling, which means rounding up contributions from friends/ The PAC bundles all the checks for presentation to the individual campaigns (1980s+)