The report projected soybean prices to be between $15 and $17 a bushel, up $2.
Pulling back his cloak, he shows off his giant phallus bearing forth a bushel of fruit.
Duarte asks, referring to a bushel of fruits just brought in from the backyard orchard.
To every bushel of fox grapes add twenty-two quarts of water.
Many of the children bring ground-nuts, of which I now have half a bushel.
The wheat he sold at four shillings (about a dollar) a bushel.
But it is our duty to see that it does not hide its light under a bushel.
Neither did he put his candle under a bushel, but set it in the very highest candlestick available.
"It's two quarts toll to the bushel, ye know," said Jonathan, the elder of the two.
Thus, you see, comparing the tonnage of a warship with that of a merchant ship is somewhat like comparing a pound with a bushel.
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."