Busheler

bushel

2 [boosh-uhl]
verb (used with object), busheled, busheling or (especially British) bushelled, bushelling.
to alter or repair (a garment).

Origin:
1875–80, Americanism; < German bosseln to patch < French bosseler to emboss; see boss2

busheler; especially British, busheller, noun
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bushel1 (ˈbʊʃəl)
 
n
1.  a Brit unit of dry or liquid measure equal to 8 Imperial gallons. 1 Imperial bushel is equivalent to 0.036 37 cubic metres
2.  a US unit of dry measure equal to 64 US pints. 1 US bushel is equivalent to 0.035 24 cubic metres
3.  a container with a capacity equal to either of these quantities
4.  informal (US) a large amount; great deal
5.  hide one's light under a bushel to conceal one's abilities or good qualities
 
[C14: from Old French boissel, from boisse one sixth of a bushel, of Gaulish origin]

bushel2 (ˈbʊʃəl)
 
vb , -els, -elling, -elled, -els, -eling, -eled
(US) (tr) to alter or mend (a garment)
 
[C19: probably from German bosseln to do inferior work, patch, from Middle High German bōzeln to beat, from Old High German bōzan]
 
'busheller2
 
n
 
'busheler2
 
n
 
'bushelman2
 
n

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bushel
early 14c., measure of capacity containing four pecks or eight gallons, from O.Fr. boissel (13c., Mod.Fr. boisseau), probably from boisse, a grain measure based on Gallo-Romance *bostia "handful," from Gaulish *bosta "palm of the hand" (cf. Ir. bass, Bret. boz "the hollow of the hand"). The exact measure
varied from place to place and according to commodity, and since late 14c. it has been used loosely to mean "a large quantity or number."
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