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[haf-boo sh-uh l, hahf-] /ˈhæfˈbʊʃ əl, ˈhɑf-/
a unit of dry measure equal to 2 pecks (17.6 liters). Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • "I want to see if we haven't a half-bushel of barley left," I said.

    The Great Hunger Johan Bojer
  • Amy has a half-bushel, and she keeps them in a hand-bag in the bath-room closet.

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

    Dear Enemy Jean Webster
  • In November he mentions that he had a fire: "I am spending my second half-bushel of coals."

    The Journal to Stella Jonathan Swift
  • 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
  • The guitar belonged to one of her occupations, the half-bushel basket to the other.

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

    The Apple Various
  • I pick my apples by hand into half-bushel baskets, from ladders.

    The Apple Various
  • They would be luxuries for the boys, and a half-bushel were contracted for.

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