from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A creel used by anglers to carry fish. Such creels are of various sizes and shapes, made to fit the body easily when carried.
  • n. A creel for catching fish; a fish-pot or an eel-pot. See eel-pot.


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  • The fisherman gave him the fruit and he took it and plunging into the sea with it, was absent a full hour, after which time he came up, with the fish-basket full of all kinds of gems and jewels.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The fisherman replied, “O King of the age, I have a fish-basket full of them at home and the case is thus and thus.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • In such condition the fisherman abode a whole year, every day carrying for the Merman the crate full of fruit and receiving it back, full of jewels; and when fruit failed from the gardens, he carried him raisins and almonds and filberts and walnuts and figs and so forth; and all that he brought for him the Merman accepted and returned him the fish-basket full of jewels according to his custom.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Merman, “So be it;” then, taking the fish-basket disappeared in the depths.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Abdullah handed to him three handfuls of jewels out of the fish-basket and going home, set it down there.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • I remember their flat down to the smallest detail, and all those ladies who have all grown so much older here; and the whole household, and how Andronikov himself used to bring the provisions, poultry, fish, and sucking-pigs from the town in a fish-basket.

    A Raw Youth

  • A fish-basket filled with bunches of lilies, mignonette, deep pink moss-roses shaded to the pale tints of the rose known as the

    Manners and Social Usages

  • The enemy's first realisation of attack should be at that moment when resistance was futile -- though for his part he preferred a foe that would fight to the fish-basket, as it were.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 156, February 19, 1919

  • If the dead person be a man, a bamboo gun, a shield, a war-cap and such things are woven; if a woman, a loom, a fish-basket, a winnowing fan, etc.; if a child, bamboo toys of various kinds.

    Children of Borneo

  • With these words the elf leaped into the fish-basket, crept out again on the other side, plucked a king-cup, took seat in it, and gave the word -- 'Forwards!'

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 56, No. 345, July, 1844


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