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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BASKET

She, carrying the babies, drugged with paregoric, in a basket on her arm.

Two puppies were carried in a basket, one of which the Princess accepted as a gift.

One of the women's headbands slipped and the basket swung sideways.

They returned home just as it was growing dark, laden with basket and portmanteau.

Who is it that has taken the fruit from the basket of your uncle the canon?

At which words he produced the half-guinea which was found in the basket.

"Come in, Margaret, and put down your basket," said the colonel in a genial tone.

The basket contained a fowl and some eggs which she had just bought at a great price.

Tip swung his basket off his shoulder, and went into the store.

As he sat there, Mary came walking swiftly by, a basket in her hand.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., from Anglo-French bascat, origin obscure despite much speculation. On one theory from Latin bascauda "kettle, table-vessel," said by the Roman poet Martial to be from Celtic British and perhaps cognate with Latin fascis "bundle, faggot," in which case it probably originally meant "wicker basket." But OED frowns on this, and there is no evidence of such a word in Celtic unless later words in Irish and Welsh, counted as borrowings from English, are original.

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