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1US A measure of capacity equal to 64 US pints (equivalent to 35.2 liters), used for dry goods.
- ‘The elevators represent a combined storage capacity of 24 million bushels.’
- ‘New acres coming into production equal more potential bushels, which equal more subsidy dollars.’
- ‘High speed batch or continuous flow dryers have the highest bushel capacity per hour of any of the systems mentioned in this article.’
- ‘Jim gets yields equal to the national average - 40 bushels per acre - but there's a hitch: it takes him two years to do it.’
- ‘The wheat harvest this year brought in 310,000 bushels of grain, filling only half the elevator's capacity.’
- ‘For example, to teach inductively, Bergstrom and Miller suggest that you send students to a market with the willing capacity to pay $25 for a bushel of apples.’
- ‘The soybean is a legume and can fix adequate atmospheric nitrogen to produce a yield of 70 to 80 bushels per acre if well nodulated.’
- ‘Soybean production was estimated assuming that yields of irrigated soybeans follow a normal distribution with a mean of 45 bushels per acre and a standard deviation of 10.’
- ‘The five storage bins will have a combined capacity of approximately 63,000 bushels.’
- ‘In years with a warm early spring, the experiments have yielded 90 to 100 bushels per acre for soybeans.’
- ‘This apples and oranges approach obviously makes no sense; how many extra bushels of corn does it take to make up for each new case of cancer caused by a certain pesticide?’
- ‘Instead, it expanded capacity to 80,000 bushels per day and has made investments to move further up the value-added chain.’
- ‘Soybean production just started, but farmers are talking about production levels of 18 to 25 bushels per acre, compared to 35 to 40 in a normal year.’
- ‘That merger increased the number of elevators in the co-op's local network to nine, and increased storage capacity from 9 million to 19 million bushels.’
- ‘In addition, the site has 40 storage bins with a total capacity of 400,000 bushels.’
- ‘Still, his average yield was 52 bushels per acre.’
- ‘The 1798 daybook also shows that, as the old Dutch traditions faded, wheat was measured in bushels rather than schepels.’
- ‘Agronomist Roger Elmore, Ph.D., and his colleagues calculated those losses equal to about 3 bushels per acre.’
- ‘Divide the total cost of producing each feed fed by the number of tons or bushels produced to arrive at total costs per unit produced.’
- ‘I think growers want the technical advantages biotech gives them, like more bushels per acre, and that won't change.’
- 1.1informal A large amount.‘we sold it for a bushel of money’
- ‘Female contestants vied to tell the weepiest sob story to win the bushel of prizes.’
- ‘As for principled urbanist opinions about waterfront development, Lopate has a bushel of them.’
- ‘As I took it through the first door to the back hallway, it grabbed onto the frame and wept a bushel of needles, but that was it.’
- ‘They go screaming, casting bushels of needles in fear and despair.’
- ‘Other high calcium foods include almonds, oysters, and leafy greens - but you'd have to eat a bushel of greens to equal one 500 mg mineral tablet.’
- ‘Despite this, scads of people make bushels of money every year by suing some company for something that was entirely their own damn fault.’
- ‘Provide a bushel of useful strategies for working with people and situations?’
- ‘Without mentors, we make mistakes by the bushel, and often make ourselves miserable.’
- ‘Maybe he'll boil him alive if we throw in a lobster and a bushel of clams as a gesture of good faith.’
- ‘Does this mean you'll need a bushel of glasses to get the most out of each of your sports?’
2British A measure of capacity equal to 8 imperial gallons (equivalent to 36.4 liters), used for dry goods and liquids.
3A container with the capacity of a bushel.as modifier ‘packing oysters into bushel baskets’
- ‘So we were just coming to grab another bushel full, that should last her until tomorrow morning.’
- ‘I can only bet my bushel of apples, and throw in myself and the old woman, but I think that'll be more than full measure.’
- ‘In a bushel full of sins, which one is the most accusing?’
- ‘Haystacks, scarecrows, pumpkins, in all shapes and sizes, bushel baskets of gourds, apples, Indian apples, and squashes.’
- ‘Some years, this is so common that collectors easily fill bushel baskets with them in minutes.’
- ‘You can also grow sweet potatoes in a bushel basket or other large container filled with compost and soil.’
- ‘Five full bushel baskets of tobacco were collected before play could be resumed.’
- ‘Then the apples were packaged into bushel baskets which Marc made.’
- ‘Select one that is potted in a bushel basket or other large container or balled with burlap into a large, firm root ball.’
- ‘They would literally fill whole bushel baskets every day in their zeal for the practice.’
hide one's light under a bushel
Keep quiet about one's talents or accomplishments.
- ‘You've been hiding your light under a bushel McLeod.’
- ‘A lot of people hide their light under a bushel.’
- ‘‘The awards are for the people who normally hide their light under a bushel,’ he says.’
- ‘Nor do its people feel any need to hide their light under a bushel like the painfully self-conscious and underconfident Scots.’
- ‘Nowadays to be bright is to be stigmatised, so better to hide your light under a bushel.’
- ‘If there are any negative aspects of Quakerism it's that we have a tendency to hide our light under a bushel.’
- ‘Never one to hide his light under a bushel, he has extracted the most possible mileage from his stewardship of York City.’
- ‘Not one to hide his light under a bushel, he has had no hesitation in revealing the first name that would be on his World XI teamsheet for 4-4-2 magazine this month: ‘Me of course, because I am an arrogant, selfish soul’.’
- ‘We want to try and get them to believe that it's good to succeed, to feel special, and realise they should not hide their light under a bushel.’
- ‘Never one to hide his light under a bushel, he predicts he will be able to create artificial life in a test tube within the next three years.’
- see hide
Middle English: from Old French boissel, perhaps of Gaulish origin.
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