1.Pressed, compressed, or tied bundle
of a commodity
, usually wrapped in an outer covering
. Bale is a common
term used in many English-speaking and non-English speaking countries
for varying weights
ranging from agricultural produce
: (1) Running bale is a bundle of anything of any weight. (2) Standard
bale weighs 500 pounds (226.8 kilograms) gross
or 478 pounds (216.8 kilograms) net
. (3) Cotton bale weighs 396.6 pounds (180 kilograms) in Brazil, 730 pounds (331.1 kilograms) in Egypt and the UK, 392 pounds (177.8 kilograms) in Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan, and 480 pounds (217.7 kilograms) in the US. (4) Paper bale contains 5 reams
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The farmer went into his barn and counted each bale of alfalfa hay, to ensure he had enough to feed his livestock over winter.
The indigent farmer gazed woefully at the soggy bales of hay and imagined bales of money, as he had seen in gangster movies, stretching off into the distance instead.
There was a bale of hay for sale that was at such a low price we had to purchase it for the farm.
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