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  • n. A basket or hamper used to carry food and utensils to a picnic.
  • n. The food in a basket taken to a picnic.


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  • Loaded down with skin mags, beer, smokes — his contribution — with junk food and Cokes from Fox, and the picnic basket of sandwiches and lemonade Cal’s mother had packed.

    The Hollow

  • Mara brought a picnic basket filled with egg-salad sandwiches, fruit-filled kolacki cookies that Miss Edith had made, and a thermos of lemonade.


  • The sisters went inside and saw Madda at the kitchen counter packing a picnic basket with food: peanut butter, her persimmon preserves, half a loaf of homemade bread, and leftover chicken and pasta salad.

    Slice Of Cherry

  • Later, dressed in pale pink tights and leotard, dark green leg warmers, and pink leather ballet shoes, her equipment tucked into Mrs. Colson’s picnic basket for easy toting and her pointe shoes slung over one shoulder, she had marched defiantly across the farmyard to the barn.

    Moon Dance

  • The picnic basket proved to contain enough for a banquet, with hams, cold roasts and fowls, fruit, chocolate, and even iced champagne, but Ward contented him-self with a loaf of bread which he ate in handfuls, soaking each bite in rum.

    Flashman and the Dragon


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