American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Work made of interlaced plant branches or twigs.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Basketwork of any sort; anything plaited, woven, or wattled of flexible and tough materials, as osier, ratan, and shaved strips of wood.
- n. uncountable A thing or things made of wicker.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A texture of osiers, twigs, or rods; articles made of such a texture.
- n. work made of interlaced slender branches (especially willow branches)
- wicker + work (“made of specified material”) (Wiktionary)
“Mrs. Arkwright pointed triumphantly to a big stone-bottle cased in wickerwork, under which the cabman was staggering toward the door.”
“In England the best-known example of these leaf-clad mummers is the Jack-in-the-Green, a chimney-sweeper who walks encased in a pyramidal framework of wickerwork, which is covered with holly and ivy, and surmounted by a crown of flowers and ribbons.”
“Jack-in-the-Green, a chimney-sweeper who walks encased in a pyramidal framework of wickerwork, which is covered with holly and ivy, and surmounted by a crown of flowers and ribbons.”
“These were constructed of yellow bamboo, tastefully twisted together in a kind of wickerwork, and thatched with the long tapering leaves of the palmetto.”
“The eco-sensitive wickerwork coffin arrived he would have hated the idea of his widow spending money on a fancy wooden coffin fated to rot in the ground.”
“Spain, featuring flamenco dancers and a flamboyant wickerwork design, is also a hot favorite.”
“The boy was playing with a wickerwork basket on the little beach.”
“The kindergarten teachers brought with them sample handicrafts (including folding, weaving, embroidery and wickerwork), labeling each of them in German, Russian and English.”
“Some of my hair was still entwined around the wickerwork spiral, fastened by serpent pins with obsidian eyes.”
“I leaned on the wickerwork prop and panted, staring down at the road.”
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