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Bale

 

a large packing measure for textile raw materials such as cotton, wool, and rags, in the shape of a four-sided prism or (less often) a cylinder. The material to be baled is compressed in mechanical and hydraulic presses to reduce the cost of transportation and to protect against dust and moisture. A bale of cotton 0.3–0.59 eu m in size weighs 120–220 kg. The bale is sheathed in packaging fabric and held together with wire hoops.

bale

[bāl]
(industrial engineering)
A large package of material, pressed tightly together, tied with rope, wire, or hoops and usually covered with wrapping.
The amount of material in a bale; sometimes used as a unit of measure, as 500 pounds (227 kilograms) of cotton in the United States.

bale

1. US 500 pounds of cotton
2. a group of turtles
3. Austral and NZ See wool bale
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I like to feed three bales in the same place if the weather hasn't been so damp the animals are creating a swamp around the ring.
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He wants bales that are dense, a convenient size for his trucks and that don't fall apart.
A picture of the machine shows a wagon, mounted with a small gas engine running a vacuum pump, an overhead cable conveyor and two large, galvanized steel tanks, each holding about 30 bales.
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My cousin wore gloves, but I found I could lift, handle, carry and place bales more easily by just holding that wooden handle in my bare hands.
Bale and the entire Hotspur squad arrived at Heathrow Terminal 5 and reporters immediately noticed the cold atmosphere surrounding the group.