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tea basket

noun, British
a lunch basket or picnic hamper.
Origin of tea basket
1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Brosy,' she called after him, 'bring the tea-basket out as well.

  • Hither did I drag up a tea-basket and a heavy rug for Emily's mother, while Emily and a little friend went on in front.

  • They had their tea out of an English tea-basket, and bread and butter from the buffet, and were independent of supper stations.

  • Terry and Maida laid the table with the dishes from the tea-basket, and a few more found in neighbouring cupboards.

    My Friend the Chauffeur C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  • The car was stopped, the tea-basket got out, and who so indispensable as the late despised Brown?

    The Lightning Conductor C. N. Williamson
  • But his face was rather white as he knelt down to lift out the tea-basket, and he, too, was breathing quickly.

    The Hermit of Far End Margaret Pedler
  • They had brought a tea-basket with them, but there were no chairs on which to sit, no table to hold the cups and saucers.

    The Daughters of a Genius Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  • Wedged in between us was the tea-basket, rattling inharmoniously, but preventing our slipping together in sloping places.

  • We had tea made in my tea-basket and cold turkey, the remains of Sunday dinner.

    The Red Rugs of Tarsus Helen Davenport Gibbons
  • Good thing we chose from among our wedding gifts the chafing-dish and the tea-basket to bring along on our journey.

    The Red Rugs of Tarsus Helen Davenport Gibbons

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