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bale in Agriculture topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbalebale1 /beɪl/ noun [countable]  TMTAa large quantity of something such as paper or hay that is tightly tied together especially into a block a bale of straw
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baleShipments of cotton rose to 280,000 bales from 261,700 bales.He left off patting Prince and came and sat down on a bale of hay, not looking at me.Mr Bean was opening out bales of straw making deep beds.Stack bales like giant bricks to make the walls.Two of us should manage the bales an' the ovver two can carry down the crates of ornaments.At the end of the barn he saw a fragment of raincoat material between two bales.