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half-bushel

[haf-boo sh-uh l, hahf-] /ˈhæfˈbʊʃ əl, ˈhɑf-/
noun
1.
a unit of dry measure equal to 2 pecks (17.6 liters).
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  • His cabbages were a wonder; some with heads as large as a half-bushel measure.

  • And yesterday there arrived a half-bushel of frogs and ducks and fishes to float in the bathtubs.

    Dear Enemy Jean Webster
  • In the bedrock about these pools Oliver had previously noted several round holes the size of a half-bushel measure.

    The Heritage of the Hills Arthur P. Hankins
  • In November he mentions that he had a fire: "I am spending my second half-bushel of coals."

    The Journal to Stella Jonathan Swift
  • We could have picked up a half-bushel of them which would have made very fair aliment for cannon.

    Buffalo Land W. E. Webb
  • Use this in the proportion of a pound to a half-bushel of soil.

    ABC of Gardening Eben Eugene Rexford
  • I pick my apples by hand into half-bushel baskets, and put them in a wagon, with hay in the bottom.

    The Apple Various
  • I pick in half-bushel baskets and place in large piles in the orchard.

    The Apple Various
  • "I want to see if we haven't a half-bushel of barley left," I said.

    The Great Hunger Johan Bojer
  • I pick my apples by hand into half-bushel baskets, from ladders.

    The Apple Various

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