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bush•el



Pronunciation: (boosh'ul), [key]
n.
1. a unit of dry measure containing 4 pecks, equivalent in the U.S. (and formerly in England) to 2150.42 cubic inches or 35.24 liters (Winchester bushel), and in Great Britain to 2219.36 cubic inches or 36.38 liters (Imperial bushel). Abbr.: bu., bush.
2. a container of this capacity.
3. a unit of weight equal to the weight of a bushel of a given commodity.
4. a large, unspecified amount or number: a bushel of kisses.

bush•el



Pronunciation: (boosh'ul), [key]
v.t., -eled, -el•ing or (esp. Brit.) -elled, el•ling.
to alter or repair (a garment).

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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