bushel basket


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bushel basket a basket large enough to hold a bushel
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In literature:

Well, if anybody had told me that a bustle could be made to hold stuff enough to fill a bushel-basket, I would not have believed it.
"How Private George W. Peck Put Down The Rebellion or, The Funny Experiences of a Raw Recruit - 1887" by George W. Peck
In a fork, formed by the very highest branches, there was a great mass of sticks and reeds as large as a two-bushel basket.
"When Life Was Young" by C. A. Stephens
The stores were put on board, and Seth Pond came back from researches which had been rewarded by a half-bushel basket full of clams.
"Betty Leicester" by Sarah Orne Jewett
I have seen collectors have for sale a bushel basketful, in which half a dozen species were represented.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
Cariboo became in popular imagination a land where nuggets grew on the side of the road and could be picked by the bushel-basket.
"The Cariboo Trail" by Agnes C. Laut
There were three covered bushel baskets of crabs, and extra baskets stacked in place.
"The Flying Stingaree" by Harold Leland Goodwin
Small quantities of bulbs may be stored in half-bushel baskets, from two to four inches deep, according to size, and hung up in the cellar.
"The Gladiolus" by Matthew Crawford
I pick in half-bushel baskets and place in large piles in the orchard.
"The Apple" by Various
Finally I got a hole made about the size of a bushel basket, and thought I'd take no more chances.
"Adventures and Reminiscences of a Volunteer" by George T. Ulmer
His way had been to overturn the empty bushel basket and put it over Guard, who was lying by the doorstep.
"Two Wyoming Girls and Their Homestead Claim" by Carrie L. Marshall

In news:

If you could look at the State of Vermont from above, you'd see it looks as though it's been hit by a million meteorites about the size of bushel baskets -- and all of them somehow struck right on the hard roads.