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- n. The amount that will fit into a basket
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. As much as a basket will contain.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. As much as a basket will hold.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quantity contained in a basket
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John Sterling/[Page 101]/has desired his wine merchant, on receiving a certain basketful of Malmsey from
"I don't see that it is at all necessary," Mrs. Mason had answered; "but if you think so, we could send her down a hamper of apples, -- that is, a basketful."
In the time-honored Gingrich tradition, the plan is essentially a basketful of giant tax cuts targeted at corporations, wealthy investors, and the heirs of the richest American families.
I buy grapes by the basketful and eat the first pint before I get home, but Concords and their kin are workhorses in the kitchen, too.
But he bustled about, and so did the Rat, and soon they found some guava jelly in a glass dish, and a cold chicken, a tongue that had hardly been touched, some trifle, and quite a lot of lobster salad; and in the pantry they came upon a basketful of French rolls and any quantity of cheese, butter, and celery.
In twenty-five years, I have learned a basketful of lessons from my clients.
Anyway, in this store in Brighton a man has just walked out with a whole basketful of meat.
So when they're due, I buy a basketful to do me until the next time they're reduced.
Gumball sized pearls wrapped in mesh, a groovy faux fur trimmed vest ,a neon clutch bag, a wide zebra belt and a basketful of glitzy gold jewelry will give you major look for a minor investment.
Original letters truly did arrive by the basketful every week at PH offices.