In Ireland, a measure of dry capacity for malt, = 2178 cubic inches = 8 Irish gallons. According to Doursther, this unit was referred to as a Winchester bushel. In the past it had been used for lime, but in that use had been replaced by the half-barrel by 1840.
Doursther (1840), page 60.
In Ireland, a measure of dry capacity for coal, = 2722½ cubic inches = 10 winchester gallons. The bushel's dimensions were defined: a bottom 20 inches in diameter; 21 inches in diameter across the top, and 11 inches high.
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