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half-bushel

[haf-boo sh-uh l, hahf-]
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noun
  1. 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

  • "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