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basket

 [bas·ket]
a container made of material woven together, or something resembling such a container.
Dormia basket a tiny apparatus consisting of four wires that can be advanced through an endoscope into a body cavity or tube, manipulated to trap a calculus or other object, and withdrawn.

bas·ket

(bas'ket),
1. A basketlike arborization of the axon of cells in the cerebellar cortex, surrounding the cell body of Purkinje cells.
2. Any basketlike device or structure.
[M.E., from Celtic]

basket

/bas·ket/ (bas´ket)
1. a container made of material woven together, or something resembling it.

stone basket  a tiny apparatus of several wires that can be advanced through an endoscope into a body cavity or tube, manipulated to trap a calculus or other object, and withdrawn.

basket

[bas·ket]
a container made of material woven together, or something resembling such a container.

bas·ket

(bas'kĕt)
1. A basketlike arborization of the axon of cells in the cerebellar cortex, surrounding the cell body of Purkinje cells.
2. Any basketlike structure.
[M.E., from Celtic]
References in classic literature ?
The person who had been called Misse Cassy now came forward, and, with a haughty, negligent air, delivered her basket.
Slowly the weary, dispirited creatures, wound their way into the room, and, with crouching reluctance, presented their baskets to be weighed.
A squeeze, a struggle, and Sir Henry was out, and so was Good, and so was I, dragging Foulata's basket after me; and there above us were the blessed stars, and in our nostrils was the sweet air.
To divert my mind, I took up the newspaper which had covered the little basket of refreshments, and which now lay at the bottom of the coach, blushing with a deep-red stain and emitting a potent spirituous fume from the contents of the broken bottle of Kalydor.
So, recovering from his first fear, Tip began to laugh; and the merry peals reached old Mombi's ears and made her hobble quickly to the hedge, where she seized Tip's collar and dragged him back to where she had left her basket and the pumpkinheaded man.
Mombi bade the boy light a candle, while she put her basket in a cupboard and hung her cloak on a peg.
And when the tinsmiths came, bringing with them all their tools in baskets, she inquired, "Can you straighten out those dents in the Tin Woodman, and bend him back into shape again, and solder him together where he is broken?
The poor folks used to buy the wicker mats on which they drain their cheeses, and all the baskets needed for the insignificant trade of the district.
Visitors at the center can enjoy watching him weave and then select the perfect finished basket just in time for Easter
Firstly, plan in advance about the kind of gift basket you are looking for.
Although noted for its charm, elegance and aesthetic magnetism, the city is popularized for a culture that began more than 400 years ago during the plantation era--the artistry of sweetgrass basket-making, one of the oldest forms of basket weaving.
Another said: "Our basket disappeared either Thursday or Friday, while we were away.