Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of bunch.
  • n. An arrangement of items in a bunch.
  • n. The illegitimate supplying of laboratory animals that are actually kidnapped pets or illegally trapped strays.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In sugar-beet growing, same as blocking.

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Examples

  • Service interruptions are unpredictable, but bus bunching is a function of street traffic and rider volume.

    Further Adventures in Bus Stop Strategy - Freakonomics Blog - NYTimes.com

  • Wariness was measured by how closely individuals were spaced within the herds known as bunching while listening to the playbacks of contact calls broadcast by researchers.

    The Elephant's Secret Sense

  • We assume more than flowers or a "bunching" as David Cameron once put it.

    David Cameron welcomes Ed Miliband back with a baby gift and an insult

  • Some donors benefit by "bunching," or combining several years of donations into a single year, rather than contributing smaller amounts each year.

    Rules for Giving

  • New tasks arise, such as bunching up the carts left behind by customers and steering them to their place in the front of the store every half hour or so.

    Nickel and Dimed

  • Given that, it is upsetting to have a reviewer insist on treating my book of criticism "mainly from a biographical point of view," as Miller announces he is doing (for which the NYR's practice of "bunching" is partly to blame); it is of course upsetting to me personally, but also because it shows how difficult it is, amidst the everpresent sensationalizing, for Plath's work to be treated with the seriousness it deserves.

    Not a Conspiracy

  • By this time they was kind of bunching together and telling each other things in low tones, while not seeming to look at Hetty and her dupes, at which all would giggle in the most venemous manner.

    Somewhere in Red Gap

  • I have seen, on the other hand, whales swimming in a circle around a school of herrings, and with mighty exertion "bunching" them together in a whirlpool set in motion by their flukes, and when the small fry were all whirled nicely together, one or the other of the leviathans, lunging through the center with open jaws, take in a boat-load or so at a single mouthful.

    Sailing Alone Around the World

  • "Aaron, The point with the" bunching "theory was that if the limit is high, people drive at ..."

    Streetsblog All Posts

  • The CML warned that if there had been a "bunching" of sales to beat the stamp duty rise, the early part of 2010 may see a drop-off in lending.

    Yahoo! News: Latest news headlines News Headlines | Top Stories

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  • n. The illegitimate supplying of laboratory animals that are actually kidnapped pets or illegally trapped strays. (Does this include animals advertised online (i.e. FREE KITTENS) that are furtively used to feed one's snakes or other predators?)

    n. In sugar-beet growing, same as blocking.

    April 14, 2016