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Answer for the clue "About four bushels, in England", 5 letters:
coomb

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Four imperial bushels, in England

Word definitions for coomb in dictionaries

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Coomb \Coomb\, n. [AS. cumb a liquid measure, perh. from LL. cumba boat, tomb of stone, fr. Gr. ? hollow of a vessel, cup, boat, but cf. G. kumpf bowl.] A dry measure of four bushels, or half a quarter. [Written also comb .]

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. 1 An old English measure of corn (e.g., wheat), equal to half a quarter or 4 bushel. Also comb. 2 (alternative spelling of combe English)

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
also combe , "deep hollow or valley, especially on flank of a hill," mainly surviving in place names, from Old English cumb, probably a British word, from Celtic base *kumbos (compare Welsh cwm in same sense). Cambridge Dictionary of English Place-Names...

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
Coomb is an alternate spelling of combe . It may also refer to: Arthur Coomb (born 1929), English cricketer Coomb (unit) , a 13th-century English liquid measurement by volume. Coombs test , an aid to medical diagnosis. Coomb Teak or , a medicinal tree.

Usage examples of coomb.

Me thinks there is some hanky-panky between the neglected Lady Coombs and him.

There was the possibility, of course, that Lady Coombs and her daughter were merely passing through the market town, but even if that were the case, Tackar did not doubt his ability to track them from there.

Lord Stronbert was tempted to intervene in the confrontation, but Lady Coombs had rushed into the inn by that point and there seemed no further need.

The sound of laughter made him turn his head just as the Coombs ladies rounded the bend behind them.

Lady Coombs acknowledge their presence and attempt to stifle her mirth.

Lady Coombs, if you have not already, that the charges for all those at the Court are sent to me for payment.

Come and sit at my work table, Miss Coombs, and show me what you have in mind.

Lord Stronbert drew a chair up to the older group and engaged Lady Gorham in conversation so that his mother was forced to make some effort with Lady Coombs and Miss Carnworth.

Lady Coombs serves in the shop regularly, so I thought it wisest to concentrate on the young lady.

Miss Coombs is unlikely to ride with them that day, as she normally would.

When I followed the young people today, it was necessary for me to leave the lane because Miss Coombs happened to catch sight of me riding behind them.

Miss Coombs had met some friends with a mount for her, so she asked that I bring you this horse for your journey.

For he was sure it was Felicia and not her mother who was sobbing, though he knew Lady Coombs was suffering silently.

The deep-seated fear of men that he had already sensed in Lady Coombs had been strongly, violently reinforced for her and might never be overcome.

I shall suggest the latter to Lady Coombs, and you will support me if necessary, will you not?