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a sufficient quantity to fill a basket; the amount contained in a basket.
any considerable quantity:
a basketful of surprises.
Historical Examples

And every spring I gether a basketful o’ these pink roses and lay ’em on her grave over yonder in the old buryin’-ground.
Aunt Jane of Kentucky Eliza Calvert Hall

Bring in a basketful o’ them Rome Beauties for Mr. Bennett to take home with him.
Si Klegg, Book 5 (of 6) John McElroy

Mme. Lantois’ walnut-tree provided us at little cost with a basketful of green shining leaves.
Six Women and the Invasion Gabrielle Yerta

Many a basketful has been brought to me to be identified with the hope of their edibility.
The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise M. E. Hard

Had anyone preserved them they would have been to-day a basketful of flowers adorning our Bengali literature.
My Reminiscences Rabindranath Tagore

“Now for Rackle Roy and a basketful of glashins and lithe,” said Maurice.
The Northern Iron George A. Birmingham

He was accustomed to say that a grain of pepper (acuteness) was better than a basketful of melons.
History of the Jews, Vol. II (of 6) Heinrich Graetz

He bought a basketful and offered it to Kanai and myself, who were near-by.
Autobiography of a YOGI Paramhansa Yogananda

I will bring you a basketful of apples, chocolates, and a peach or two.
Girls of the Forest L. T. Meade

From underground there comes, by the basketful and sackful, a sort of round root.
Insect Adventures J. Henri Fabre


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