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 for Barrel bulk
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Barrel \Bar"rel\ (b[a^]r"r[e^]l), n.[OE. barel, F. baril, prob.
     fr. barre bar. Cf. Barricade.]
     1. A round vessel or cask, of greater length than breadth,
        and bulging in the middle, made of staves bound with
        hoops, and having flat ends or heads; as, a cracker
        barrel. Sometimes applied to a similar cylindrical
        container made of metal, usually called a drum.
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     2. The quantity which constitutes a full barrel. This varies
        for different articles and also in different places for
        the same article, being regulated by custom or by law. A
        barrel of wine is 311/2 gallons; a barrel of flour is 196
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     3. A solid drum, or a hollow cylinder or case; as, the barrel
        of a windlass; the barrel of a watch, within which the
        spring is coiled.
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     4. A metallic tube, as of a gun, from which a projectile is
        discharged. --Knight.
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     5. A jar. [Obs.] --1 Kings xvii. 12.
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     6. (Zool.) The hollow basal part of a feather.
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     Barrel bulk (Com.), a measure equal to five cubic feet,
        used in estimating capacity, as of a vessel for freight.
     Barrel drain (Arch.), a drain in the form of a cylindrical
     Barrel of a boiler, the cylindrical part of a boiler,
        containing the flues.
     Barrel of the ear (Anat.), the tympanum, or tympanic
     Barrel organ, an instrument for producing music by the
        action of a revolving cylinder.
     Barrel vault. See under Vault.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bulk \Bulk\ (b[u^]lk), n. [OE. bulke, bolke, heap; cf. Dan. bulk
     lump, clod, OSw. bolk crowd, mass, Icel. b?lkast to be bulky.
     Cf. Boll, n., Bile a boil, Bulge, n.]
     1. Magnitude of material substance; dimensions; mass; size;
        as, an ox or ship of great bulk.
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              Against these forces there were prepared near one
              hundred ships; not so great of bulk indeed, but of a
              more nimble motion, and more serviceable. --Bacon.
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     2. The main mass or body; the largest or principal portion;
        the majority; as, the bulk of a debt.
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              The bulk of the people must labor, Burke told them,
              "to obtain what by labor can be obtained." --J.
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     3. (Naut.) The cargo of a vessel when stowed.
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     4. The body. [Obs.] --Shak.
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              My liver leaped within my bulk.       --Turbervile.
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     Barrel bulk. See under Barrel.
     To break bulk (Naut.), to begin to unload or more the
     In bulk, in a mass; loose; not inclosed in separate
        packages or divided into separate parts; in such shape
        that any desired quantity may be taken or sold.
     Laden in bulk, Stowed in bulk, having the cargo loose in
        the hold or not inclosed in boxes, bales, or casks.
     Sale by bulk, a sale of goods as they are, without weight
        or measure.
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     Syn: Size; magnitude; dimension; volume; bigness; largeness;
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