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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BATCHES

Make the batches middling thick, enough so that it will not drizzle from the wire.

The average work of one mixer was 17 batches or about 13 cu.

One gang by day labor mixed and placed 168 batches of 0.7 cu.

This is because it takes a greater number of batches to the cubic yard.

They are trained in batches, thousands are of one pattern—especially in society.

And what must the number be, when we allow for the two or three batches that follow the first!

The testing, if done by batches, should not add greatly to the cost of the leather.

We set these gentry up against a wall and dispose of them in batches.

They were at first sold or rented in batches to the highest bidders.

Then batches of officers and men were sent227 to be trained by the instructors of the camp.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English *bæcce "something baked," from bacan "bake" (see bake (v.)). Batch is to bake as watch (n.) is to wake and match (n.2) "one of a pair" is to make. Extended 1713 to "any quantity produced at one operation."

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.