from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An open wire basket for use in boiling eggs, by means of which the eggs may all be taken up at once, and the water drained off of them.


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  • So that was settled, and the gossip put the peasant into his egg-basket and carried him home.

    Household Tales

  • So yearlings, taken as a whole, do little toward filling the egg-basket until January or later.

    Pratt's Practical Pointers on the Care of Livestock and Poultry

  • Then she would run into the kitchen and dip her fingers into the preserves, and upset the egg-basket, and open the oven door and let the heat all out when the pies were baking, and leave the cover off the sugar bucket, and dip into the milk to feed her kitty, and disturb the cream, and nibble round a loaf of fresh cake, just like a little mouse.

    Little Ferns For Fanny's Little Friends

  • The only way to keep the egg-basket full is to have a lot of youngsters coming on who will take up the laying for

    The Fat of the Land The Story of an American Farm

  • "Stop that, you greedy black rascal," retorted the professor, laying about him with the egg-basket.

    The Boy Aviators' Polar Dash or Facing Death in the Antarctic

  • "And some with an egg-basket," I added, as my cheeks began to glow with something I hadn't ever felt before, but which I classified as patriotism.

    The Golden Bird

  • I'm going to get in line with my egg-basket when the United States begins mustering in forces to fight, no matter what it is to be.

    The Golden Bird

  • An empty egg-basket was slung upon his arm, the nap of his hat was ruffled, a patch being quite worn away at its brim where his thumb came in taking it off.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • When she came out the first thing she saw was the egg-basket piled full.

    Shapes that Haunt the Dusk

  • She'd have given "Johnny's girl" the old egg-basket instead of this "meeting" one, could she have foreseen results.

    The Brass Bound Box


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