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

  Bulk \Bulk\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Bulked; p. pr. & vb. n.
     To appear or seem to be, as to bulk or extent; to swell.
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           The fame of Warburton possibly bulked larger for the
           moment.                                  --Leslie
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bulk \Bulk\, n. [Icel. b[=a]lkr a beam, partition. Cf. Balk,
     n. & v.]
     A projecting part of a building. [Obs.]
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           Here, stand behind this bulk.            --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fiber \Fi"ber\, Fibre \Fi"bre\,, n. [F. fibre, L. fibra.]
     1. One of the delicate, threadlike portions of which the
        tissues of plants and animals are in part constituted; as,
        the fiber of flax or of muscle.
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     2. Any fine, slender thread, or threadlike substance; as, a
        fiber of spun glass; especially, one of the slender
        rootlets of a plant. [WordNet sense 1]
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     3. the inherent complex of attributes that determine a
        person's moral and ethical actions and reactions; sinew;
        strength; toughness; as, a man of real fiber. [WordNet
        sense 2]
     Syn: character, fibre.
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                Yet had no fibers in him, nor no force. --Chapman.
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     4. A general name for the raw material, such as cotton, flax,
        hemp, etc., used in textile manufactures.
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     5. (Nutrition) that portion of food composed of carbohydrates
        which are completely or partly indigestible, such as
        cellulose or pectin; it may be in an insoluble or a
        soluble form. It provides bulk to the solid waste and
        stimulates peristalsis in the intestine. It is found
        especially in grains, fruits, and vegetables. There is
        some medical evidence which indicates that diets high in
        fiber reduce the risk of colon cancer and reduce
        cholesterol levels in the blood. It is also called
        dietary fiber, roughage, or bulk.
     6. a leatherlike material made by compressing layers of paper
        or cloth. [WordNet sense 3]
     Syn: fibre, vulcanized fiber.
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     Fiber gun, a kind of steam gun for converting, wood, straw,
        etc., into fiber. The material is shut up in the gun with
        steam, air, or gas at a very high pressure which is
        afterward relieved suddenly by letting a lid at the muzzle
        fly open, when the rapid expansion separates the fibers.
     Fiber plants (Bot.), plants capable of yielding fiber
        useful in the arts, as hemp, flax, ramie, agave, etc.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the property resulting from being or relating to the
           greater in number of two parts; the main part; "the
           majority of his customers prefer it"; "the bulk of the work
           is finished" [syn: majority, bulk] [ant: minority]
      2: the property of something that is great in magnitude; "it is
         cheaper to buy it in bulk"; "he received a mass of
         correspondence"; "the volume of exports" [syn: bulk,
         mass, volume]
      3: the property possessed by a large mass
      v 1: stick out or up; "The parcel bulked in the sack"
      2: cause to bulge or swell outwards [syn: bulge, bulk]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  213 Moby Thesaurus words for "bulk":
     accumulate, add to, agglomerate, aggrandize, aggregate, aggroup,
     amass, amount, ampleness, amplify, amplitude, area, assemble,
     augment, balloon, batch, best part, better part, bigness, bloat,
     block, blow up, bodily size, body, boundlessness, breadth,
     bring together, broaden, budget, build, build up, bulk large,
     bulk out, bunch, bunch together, bunch up, caliber, chunk, clod,
     clump, cluster, coarseness, collect, colligate, collocate, combine,
     compare, compile, conglomerate, core, corpulence, corpus, corral,
     coverage, crescendo, cumulate, depth, develop, diameter, dig up,
     dilate, dimension, dimensions, distance through, distend,
     draw together, dredge up, drive together, enlarge, enlargement,
     enormity, enormousness, essence, exceed, expand, expanse,
     expansion, extend, extension, extent, fatness, fill out, force,
     formidableness, fullness, gather, gather in, gather together,
     gauge, generality, get in, get together, gigantism, girth, gist,
     gob, grandeur, grandness, gravamen, great scope, greaten,
     greatness, grossness, group, height, hike, hike up, huff, hugeness,
     hunk, immensity, increase, infinity, inflate, intensity, join,
     juxtapose, largeness, length, loaf, loom, loom large, lump,
     lump together, magnify, magnitude, main body, major part, majority,
     make up, mass, match, matter, measure, measurement, meat, might,
     mightiness, mobilize, more than half, most, muchness, muster,
     nugget, numbers, object, outsoar, outstrip, overtop, pair, partner,
     pat, plenitude, plurality, power, preponderance, preponderancy,
     prodigiousness, proportion, proportions, puff, puff up, pump,
     pump up, put together, quantity, quantum, radius, raise, rake up,
     rally, range, rarefy, reach, rear, rise above, round up, scale,
     scope, scrape together, size, snowball, soar, spread, stand out,
     staple, strength, stretch, stupendousness, substance, sufflate,
     sum, swell, take up, the greatest number, the third dimension,
     thickness, thrust, total, totality, tower, tower above, transcend,
     tremendousness, tumefy, up, vastness, volume, wad, whip in, whole,
     widen, width

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  BULK, contracts. Said to be merchandise which is neither counted) weighed, 
  nor measured. 
       2. A sale by bulk, is a sale of a quantity of goods,, such as they are, 
  without measuring, counting, or weighing. Civ. Code of Louis. a. 3522, n. 6. 
  BULL, eccles. law. A letter from the pope of Rome, written on parchment, to 
  which is attached a leaden seal, impressed with the images of Saint Peter 
  and Saint Paul. 
       2. There are three kinds of apostolical rescripts, the brief, the 
  signature, and the bull, which last is most commonly used in legal matters. 
  Bulls may be compared to the edicts and letters-patent of secular princes: 
  when the bull grants a favor, the seal is attached by means of silken 
  strings; and when to direct execution to be performed, with flax cords. 
  Bulls are written in Latin, in a round and Gothic hand. Ayl. Par. 132; Ayl. 
  Pand. 21; Mer. Rep. h. t. 

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