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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 ?
I fancy the popular ex- pectation of a heap of charred corpses was disappointed at this inanimate bulk.
At length, thanks to modern art, instruments of still higher perfection searched the moon without intermission, not leaving a single point of her surface unexplored; and notwithstanding that her diameter measures 2,150 miles, her surface equals the one-fifteenth part of that of our globe, and her bulk the one-forty-ninth part of that of the terrestrial spheroid-- not one of her secrets was able to escape the eyes of the astronomers; and these skillful men of science carried to an even greater degree their prodigious observations.
And as he puzzled over the covered pit, there loomed suddenly before his mental vision a huge, gray-black bulk which lumbered ponderously along a jungle trail.
He desired "I would not take it ill, if he gave orders to certain proper officers to search me; for probably I might carry about me several weapons, which must needs be dangerous things, if they answered the bulk of so prodigious a person.
With the subsidence of Esmeralda the lioness renewed her efforts to wriggle her huge bulk through the weakening lattice.
Its bulk, like that of some huge monster, blocked our path.
Now, if we look to the animals inhabiting these wide plains, we shall find their numbers extraordinarily great, and their bulk immense.