What is bushel?

  • (noun): A British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 4 pecks.
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Bushel

The bushel was originally a measure of capacity for grain. During the Middle Ages, the bushel of wheat was supposed to weigh 64 tower pounds, but when the tower system was abolished in the 16th century, it was described as 56 avoirdupois pounds. The bushel was rarely used in Scotland, Ireland or Wales during the Middle Ages.

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Metrication In Canada - Common Usage Today - Agriculture
... Canada uses an Avery or imperial bushel (36.369 litres) when selling oats, wheat, and other grains ... the US oat markets though, special attention must be paid to the definition of bushel weight because US uses a Winchester bushel (35.239 liters) ...
Winchester Measure - History - After The Norman Conquest
... One of the earliest documents defining the gallon, bushel and quarter is the Assize of Weights and Measures, also known as the Tractatus de Ponderibus et Mensuris, sometimes ... of Wine and Eight Gallons of Wine make a Bushel of London which is the Eighth Part of a Quarter ... c5.) stated That the Measure of a Bushel contain viij ...
This Little Light Of Mine - Lyrics - Verse 2 - V. 2
... Hide it under a bushel Oh no!/I'm going to let it shine Hide it under a bushel Oh no!/I'm going to let it shine Hide it under a bushel Oh no!/I'm ...
Bushel
... The bushel was originally a measure of capacity for grain ... During the Middle Ages, the bushel of wheat was supposed to weigh 64 tower pounds, but when the tower system was abolished in the 16th century, it was ... The bushel was rarely used in Scotland, Ireland or Wales during the Middle Ages ...
Nine Ministers - Rank
... after 32 BC) expressed by the official's annual salary in terms of so many Dan (石) or Chinese bushels, extending from the ten-thousand-bushel at the top to the one-hundre ... Under this scheme, each of the nine ministers held the rank of the full-two-thousand-bushel ...

More definitions of "bushel":

  • (noun): A basket large enough to hold a bushel.
    Synonyms: bushel basket
  • (noun): A United States dry measure equal to 4 pecks or 2152.42 cubic inches.

Famous quotes containing the word bushel:

    For insolence, once blossoming, bears its fruit, a bushel of doom, from which it reaps a tear-filled harvest.
    Aeschylus (525–456 B.C.)

    The planter, who is Man sent out into the field to gather food, is seldom cheered by any idea of the true dignity of his ministry. He sees his bushel and his cart, and nothing beyond, and sinks into the farmer, instead of Man on the farm.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)