He bunches himself up tightly, one leg entwined over the other, with the crossed leg dangling, limply, languorously.
This protracted blossoming led to bunches containing berries of very different sizes, a condition called millerandage.
The nests looked flimsy to Phoebe—they were just bunches of sticks—and it looked to her like they might fall out of the trees.
Almost every tank and armored vehicle in the square was covered with anti-Mubarak graffiti and bunches of flowers.
The bunches of seed-vessels, or "ash-keys," as they are fancifully called, were pickled in salt and water and eaten in old times.
They tie them by the necks in bunches of eight to the end of their spears.
bunches of sweet herbs hung from the rafters, but there were no cobwebs, because of Miss Hathaway's perfect housekeeping.
It grows in bunches, and becomes unpalatable if not promptly grazed.
They were ornamented with bows of bright-colored ribbons, bunches of artificial flowers, and gold and silver tinsel butterflies.
If rain comes, the bunches should be inverted the following day.
early 14c., "protuberance on the body, swelling," perhaps echoic of the sound of hitting and connected to bump (cf., possibly in similar relationship, hump/hunch).
The sense of "cluster" is mid-15c.; connection with the earlier sense is obscure, and this may be a separate word, perhaps through a nasalized form of Old French bouge (2), 15c., from Flemish boudje diminutive of boud "bundle." Meaning "a lot, a group" is from 1620s.
"to bulge out," late 14c., from bunch (n.). Meaning "to gather up in a bunch" (transitive) is from 1828; sense of "to crowd together" (intransitive) is from 1873. Related: Bunched; bunching.
(1.) A bundle of twigs (Ex. 12:22). (2.) Bunch or cake of raisins (2 Sam. 16:1). (3.) The "bunch of a camel" (Isa. 30:6).