bushel basket


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Bushel basket

A basket, generally made of very thin wooden slats about two inches wide that held one bushel. The quantity of many items of food for both humans and animals has been historically specified in bushels, but from a practical standpoint, only a few foods, even in the early 1900s, were actually packed in bushel quantities. Fruit was generally still packed and sold in bushel baskets, but things like a wagonload of corn were generally converted on the basis of weight to equivalent bushels for pricing.
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Noun1.bushel basket - a basket large enough to hold a bushel
basket, handbasket - a container that is usually woven and has handles
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The Jewish money-changers have their dens close at hand, and all day long are counting bronze coins and transferring them from one bushel basket to another.
When I switch back and start putting to the cup, it seems as big as a bushel basket. Bowhunters who want to add a few more yards to their maximum range should use the same approach.
The light of such remarkable successes ought not be held under a bushel basket. Comparable opportunities should be available throughout the country, and that introduces my challenge to NCEW members.
This latest does not attempt to hide those achievements under a bushel basket as one sees in the sub-title.
For long putts during actual play, imagine you're putting into a bushel basket, not that tiny cup you can barely see across the green.
When IHEs hide their light under a bushel basket (as my grandfather used to say) they have no one to blame but themselves.
"I think Indianapolis is the hidden light under the bushel basket," he said.
Dig a hole the size of a bushel basket and dump in compost or rotted manure.
As a registered dietician, Boice and her husband, Chris, formed Galloping Garden, a small business that delivers a bushel basket of fresh fruits and vegetables to locals and tourists on Kauai.
He knows the words to the same songs you do, and he doesn't mind that you can't carry a tune in a bushel basket. He doesn't laugh when you can't finish singing "Puff, the Magic Dragon" because you are in tears you can't explain.
It was a celebration of some sort and there were about 30 tables with some 10 people each and a bushel basket of freshly caught crabs.
"We have to be more viable in the marketplace," says JBS Marketing Manager George Kotalik, "and we'll become more competitive by no longer hiding our light under a bushel basket."