Definition of Dry measure

1. Noun. A unit of capacity for dry commodities (as fruit or grain).




Definition of Dry measure

1. Noun. A unit of capacity used in measuring dry commodities (e.g. grain or fruit). ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dry Measure

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dry labour
dry lake
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dry land
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dry martini
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dry masonry
dry measure (current term)
dry measures
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Literary usage of Dry measure

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1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1912)
"For liquids the most common measure is the hin, corresponding to the ephah for dry measure. Consequently the parts or fractions are often mentioned ..."

2. University Arithmetic: Embracing the Science of Numbers, and General Rules by Charles Davies (1867)
"dry measure is used in measuring all dry ai tides, such as grain, fruit, salt, ... What articles are measured by dry measure? What are its ' denominations ? ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"In other cases it is fixed as a definite number of units of dry measure, 100 dry quarts in New York, five bushels in Tennessee ; or in some States as a ..."

4. New University Arithmetic: Embracing the Science of Numbers, and Their by Charles Davies (1856)
"dry measure is used in measuring all dry articles, such as grain, fruit, salt, coal, &c. TABLE. ... 2. A gallon, dry measure, contains 268.8 cubic inches. ..."

5. Public School Methods (1921)
"(b) dry measure. In teaching dry measure the teacher should have a set of the usual measures — quart, half gallon or "small measure," peck and half bushel. ..."

6. Higher Arithmetic: Or, The Science and Application of Nymbers; Combining the by James Bates Thomson (1853)
"263* The standard Unit of dry measure adopted by the United States, ... What is the standard unit of dry measure adopted by the Government! ..."

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