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Definition of Bushel


  1. A dry measure, containing four pecks, eight gallons, or thirty-two quarts.
  2. A vessel of the capacity of a bushel, used in measuring; a bushel measure.
  3. A quantity that fills a bushel measure; as, a heap containing ten bushels of apples.
  4. A large indefinite quantity.
  5. The iron lining in the nave of a wheel. [Eng.] In the United States it is called a box. See 4th Bush.
  6. To mend or repair, as men's garments; to repair garments.

Bushel Quotations

In addition to contributing to erosion, pollution, food poisoning, and the dead zone, corn requires huge amounts of fossil fuel - it takes a half gallon of fossil fuel to produce a bushel of corn.
Michael Pollan

It seems so antithetical to the teachings of Christ to proclaim your faith in public. I mean, of course you're not supposed to hide your light under a bushel.

What this loss means will be appreciated from the statement that one bushel of wheat contains sufficient energy to support the average working man for 15 days.
David F. Houston

All of my babies know that I preach all day... I ain't trying to hide no light under no bushel. Everybody needs a little light in their life, and when they need prayer, they know where to come because they know I love them all, and I ain't judging nobody.
Betty Wright

We must never throw away a bushel of truth because it happens to contain a few grains of chaff.
Dean Stanley
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Bushel Translations

bushel in French is boisseau
bushel in German is Scheffel
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