I do not remember Sen. wicker ever approaching the Democrats in good faith and attempting to build that metaphorical bridge.
The large bottle is served slightly on its side in a wicker basket so the sediment can sink to the bottom.
As I said earlier, Sen. wicker has now won re-election on Tuesday by a comfortable margin.
mid-14c., "wickerwork," from a Scandinavian source (cf. Middle Swedish viker "willow branch") akin to Old Norse vikja "to move, turn," Swedish vika "to bend," and related to Old English wican "to give way, yield" (see weak). The notion is of pliant twigs.