[haf-boo sh-uh l, hahf-]


a unit of dry measure equal to 2 pecks (17.6 liters).

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Examples from the Web for half-bushel

Historical Examples of half-bushel

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

  • Cover the bed with fine rotted manure, to the depth of two inches, and one half-bushel salt to each square rod.

    Soil Culture

    J. H. Walden

  • With a capacity of a half-bushel, it weighed only five pounds.

    Solaris Farm

    Milan C. Edson

  • In the bedrock about these pools Oliver had previously noted several round holes the size of a half-bushel measure.

    The Heritage of the Hills

    Arthur P. Hankins

  • Even Wealthy found Nell's hoard once, and robbed it of nearly a half-bushel of apples.

    When Life Was Young

    C. A. Stephens