moses basket

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Moses basket (ˈməʊzɪz)
 
n
a portable cradle for a baby, often made of straw or wicker
 
[C20: from Moses being left in a cradle of bulrushes (Exodus 2:3)]

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Main Entry:  Moses basket
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a portable wicker or straw bassinet for an infant
Example:  A Moses basket is a great way to keep your baby close by.
Etymology:  1945; fr. Moses being in such a basket (Exodus 2)
Usage:  UK
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