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bulk

noun abundance, accumulation, a commanding portion, amount, batch, block, chief part, clump, cluster, corpus, greatest part, heap, lot, magnitude, main part, major part, majority, mass, moles, overrhelming part, predominant part, principal part, quantity, quantum, size, stack, substance, substantial number, subbtantial part, substantial quantity, volume
Associated concepts: bulk assignments, bulk cargo, bulk price, bulk property, bulk sale, bulk sales, bulk sales act, bulk sales laws, bulk shipment, bulk storage, bulk transaccion, stored in bulk
See also: amount, assemblage, cargo, corpus, cumulation, majority, mass, measurement, plurality, quantity, weight

BULK, contracts. Said to be merchandise which is neither counted) weighed, nor measured.
     2. A sale by bulk, is a sale of a quantity of goods,, such as they are, without measuring, counting, or weighing. Civ. Code of Louis. a. 3522, n. 6. BULL, eccles. law. A letter from the pope of Rome, written on parchment, to which is attached a leaden seal, impressed with the images of Saint Peter and Saint Paul.
     2. There are three kinds of apostolical rescripts, the brief, the signature, and the bull, which last is most commonly used in legal matters. Bulls may be compared to the edicts and letters-patent of secular princes: when the bull grants a favor, the seal is attached by means of silken strings; and when to direct execution to be performed, with flax cords. Bulls are written in Latin, in a round and Gothic hand. Ayl. Par. 132; Ayl. Pand. 21; Mer. Rep. h. t.

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In the glare of the fires they saw a huge bulk topping the barrier.
And beneath will be the abyss, wherein will fester and starve and rot, and ever renew itself, the common people, the great bulk of the population.
After the above facts, we are compelled to conclude, against anterior probability, [8] that among the mammalia there exists no close relation between the bulk of the species, and the
The first part of it -- the great bulk of it -- was parch- ment, and yellow with age.
George Jones had the glory of perpetrating the first joke on him; he gave him a cigar with a firecracker in it and winked to the crowd to come; the thing exploded presently and swept away the bulk of Nicodemus's eyebrows and eyelashes.
If we want to sink 3,000 feet, I should keep account of the reduction of bulk under a pressure equal to that of a column of water of a thousand feet.
Among several persons collected about the doorsteps, the most remarkable was a sturdy mountaineer, of six feet two and corresponding bulk, with a heavy set of features, such as might be moulded on his own blacksmith's anvil, but yet indicative of mother wit and rough humor.