dry measure

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dry measure

n.
A system of units for measuring dry commodities such as grains, fruits, and vegetables.

dry measure

n
(Units) a unit or a system of units for measuring dry goods, such as fruit, grains, etc

dry′ meas′ure


n.
the system of volumetric units used in measuring dry commodities, as grain.
[1680–90]

dry measure

A system of units for measuring dry commodities, such as grains, fruits, and vegetables.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dry measure - a unit of capacity for dry commodities (as fruit or grain)dry measure - a unit of capacity for dry commodities (as fruit or grain)
British capacity unit, Imperial capacity unit - a unit of measure for capacity officially adopted in the British Imperial System; British units are both dry and wet
ardeb - a unit of dry measure used in Egypt
epha, ephah - an ancient Hebrew unit of dry measure equal to about a bushel
United States dry unit - a unit of measurement of capacity for dry substances officially adopted in the United States Customary System
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dry measure

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References in classic literature ?
If we will take the good we find, asking no questions, we shall have heaping measures.
For those who loathe the soullessness of suburbia, dread commuting on congested freeways past blighted neighborhoods, mourn the decay of civil life, and long for a sense of community, James Howard Kunstler provides a heaping measure of sympathy and (surprisingly) a modicum of hope.