Synonyms for bushel

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I hid not my light under a bushel, she would say that for me.

Here's the ha'-bushel basket, an' some paper to put between 'em.

There isn't a bushel of wheat in the country that isn't in the combination.

There was a time when the farmer sold his corn for a dollar a bushel.

A bushel of flour is about the quantity required for the paste.

I think,” she said, “that you must be one who likes to hide his light under a bushel.

If he does and seeds by the bushel, or other measures, he is apt to be misled.

Some varieties yield over four gallons of must to the bushel.

Usually he had a bushel of letters that he had not opened, a bale of papers at which he had not looked.

Potatoes are selling for three dollars a bushel and onions at four.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., measure of capacity containing four pecks or eight gallons, from Old French boissel "bushel" (13c., Modern French boisseau), probably from boisse, a grain measure based on Gallo-Romance *bostia "handful," from Gaulish *bosta "palm of the hand" (cf. Irish bass, Breton 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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