Flasket

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Flasket A long, shallow basket, with two handles. "In which they gathered flowers to fill their flasket ."
    • Flasket A small flask.
    • Flasket A vessel in which viands are served.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n flasket A small flask, especially one for powder: probably same as morsing-horn.
    • n flasket A vessel in which viands are served.
    • n flasket A long shallow basket.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Flasket a vessel in which viands are served:
    • n Flasket (Spens.) a basket
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. W. fflasged, a vessel of straw or wickerwork, fflasg, flask, basket, and E. flask,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. flasce; Ger. flasche; prob. not Teut. acc. to Diez, but from Low L. flasco—L. vasculum, a flask.

Usage

In literature:

Then they all started home again, Aunt Isabel carrying the silver-looking flasket.
"Missy" by Dana Gatlin
FLASKET, some kind of basket.
"Volpone; Or, The Fox" by Ben Jonson
FLASKET, some kind of basket.
"The Alchemist" by Ben Jonson
FLASKET, some kind of basket.
"The Poetaster" by Ben Jonson
FLASKET, some kind of basket.
"Sejanus: His Fall" by Ben Jonson
FLASKET, some kind of basket.
"Every Man In His Humor" by Ben Jonson
I hate flattery as I hate an unfilled flasket in the woodlands at midnight.
"William Shakespeare as he lived." by Henry Curling
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In poetry:

A vineyard ripe a day serene
Now calls them all to work again; The Fawns thro' ev'ry furrow shoot
To load their flaskets with the fruit;
And now the vintage early trod,
The wines invite the jovial God.
"Bacchus: Or, The Vines Of Lesbos" by Thomas Parnell