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bulk

1. unpackaged cargo or goods
2. a ship's cargo or hold
3. in bulk
a. (of a cargo, etc.) unpackaged

bulk

[bəlk]
(graphic arts)
In book printing, the thickness of paper, in terms of the number of pages per inch for a given basis weight.
References in classic literature ?
In one of these cells were several globes, or balls, of a most ponderous metal, about the bigness of our heads, and requiring a strong hand to lift them: the other cell contained a heap of certain black grains, but of no great bulk or weight, for we could hold above fifty of them in the palms of our hands.
The swaying bulk towering high above him, and the ugly little eyes of the elephant watching his every move made Malbihn nervous.
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.
In with you, Tars Tarkas," I cried, but he would not go; saying that his bulk was too great for the little aperture, while I might slip in easily.
Purchases bought by bulk in partnership had to be equitably divided, outstanding debts canceled, accounts compared, and trunks, boxes and packages labeled.
With the subsidence of Esmeralda the lioness renewed her efforts to wriggle her huge bulk through the weakening lattice.
He could not judge the distance, and they flew edgeways to him, so as to conceal the broader aspect of their bulk.
Lightly, his fingers sought and found the bulk beneath the blankets--the bulk that should be Albert Werper.
The main bulk of the trade goods, which was not distributed, Bashti had carried up to his own large grass house.
The older I got, the greater my success, the more money I earned, the wider was the command of the world that became mine and the more prominently did John Barleycorn bulk in my life.
Its bulk, like that of some huge monster, blocked our path.