from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. in a mass; loose; not inclosed in separate packages or divided into separate parts; in such shape that any desired quantity may be taken or sold.


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  • Big-box stores like Costco and Sam’s Club reward buying in bulk with lower prices, so it is no surprise that so many shoppers load up the car and bring home huge quantities of paper towels, detergent, and hamburger buns.

    The Flex Diet

  • Here was undoubtedly the nucleus of the cloud no bigger than a man's hand, which went on increasing in bulk and blackness till it seemed destined to enshroud earth and heaven in the gloom of hell.

    A Voice From the South

  • Tympanum and Vindex assume that “displaced” means “raised above its original level”, and merely explain how it comes to pass that the water, so raised, is less in bulk than the immersed portion of bucket, and thus land themselves — or rather set themselves floating — in the same boat as Hecla.

    A Tangled Tale

  • Waste haulers across the country are reporting a decrease in waste put out at the curb as well as a change in content: less packaging and fewer single-use disposable items as people are buying less overall and switching to money-saving and waste-reducing alternatives.5 Some recyclers are noticing an increase in bulk food containers as families are opting to stay home and cook real food, rather than eat out or buy preprocessed food.6


  • The Waste Management Authority buys them in bulk at a discounted rate, subsidizes part of the remaining cost, and sells them to the public for about forty dollars each.



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