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 Bush.Bushman (Dutch, Boschjesman). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Bushel.
 
To measure other people’s corn by one’s own bushel. To make oneself the standard of right and wrong; to appraise everything as it accords or disagrees with one’s own habits of thought and preconceived opinions; to be extremely bigoted and self-opiniated.   1
   Under a bushel. Secretly; in order to hide it.   2
        “Do men light a candle and put it under a bushel?”—Matt. v. 15.
 


 Bush.Bushman (Dutch, Boschjesman). 

 
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