a sufficient quantity to fill a basket; the amount contained in a basket.
any considerable quantity:
a basketful of surprises.
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
baskets collectively; basketwork. the art or process of making baskets. Historical Examples The Norms are going to start a class in basketry; who wants to join? The Girl Scouts at Camp Comalong Lillian Garis Hats, usually of basketry, were worn by many Pacific coast tribes. The Myths of the North American Indians Lewis Spence basketry […]
noun (Austral, derogatory, slang) a person who advocates simple, natural, and unsophisticated living
Leonard, 1922–2000, U.S. sculptor and artist. Contemporary Examples “Expungement does not effect your criminal record for purposes of immigration,” said Baskin. Trafficked Women’s Second Chance Hugh Ryan October 13, 2011 “We could bring a hundred of these motions tomorrow, if we had a hundred attorneys to work on them,” said Baskin. Trafficked Women’s Second Chance […]
to lie in or be exposed to a pleasant warmth: to bask in the sunshine. to enjoy a pleasant situation: He basked in royal favor. Obsolete. to expose to warmth or heat. Contemporary Examples But the separatists continue to think they are basking in the glory of their accomplishment. Inside East Ukraine’s Make-Believe Republics Jamie […]