clothes basket


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n clothes basket a hamper that holds dirty clothes to be washed or wet clothes to be dried
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In literature:

Basket cloth is still another material which could properly be included with the buckrams.
"The Building of a Book" by Various
A large clothes-basket will serve all the purposes of a crib.
"The Physical Life of Woman:" by Dr. George H Napheys
It is an old clothes-basket, large as the house and broken, but we never change it.
"Teddy: Her Book" by Anna Chapin Ray
To-day the florist in the village sent a clothes basket full of roses to the Ambulance for the fete.
"'My Beloved Poilus'" by Anonymous
While the weather is good they live by selling baskets, brooms, clothes-lines, and other small wares.
"Gipsy Life being an account of our Gipsies and their children" by George Smith
That was a regular clothes-basket, set on a pair of runners!
"Divided Skates" by Evelyn Raymond
We got all the clothes out first, in drawers and clothes-baskets, and tied up in sheets.
"Oswald Bastable and Others" by Edith Nesbit
Instead of guessing, I lifted the cloth, while they opened their lunch-baskets.
"Harper's Young People, May 4, 1880" by Various
Tell Mary to put up a clothes-basket o' them lemon pies, 'cause I'll be holler 'way down past my boot-soles.
"Treasure Valley" by Marian Keith
A cloth was spread upon the ground, and the basket's contents turned out upon it.
"The Trail of a Sourdough" by May Kellogg Sullivan
The inmates are taught sewing, basket-making, and are educated, clothed, and boarded.
"Hampstead and Marylebone" by Geraldine Edith Mitton
There was always a basket beside Aunt Anne, of clothes she was making for the poor, for her tapestry was only an evening amusement.
"Angelot" by Eleanor Price
This done, underneath the branches what should they find but the identical basket of clothes!
"The Adventures of A Brownie" by Miss Mulock
She give me a big basket what had so much to eat in it I couldn't hardly heft it and 'nother with clothes in it.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
The funds were never found in their hiding place of the soiled-clothes basket.
"Seaport in Virginia" by Gay Montague Moore
Curiosity then prompted one of the ladies to raise the cloth which covered the basket.
"The Grandee" by Armando Palacio Valdés
Audrey laid the cloth, and turned to the plate-basket.
"Anxious Audrey" by Mabel Quiller-Couch
Drain dry on a cloth or in a wire basket.
"Fifty-Two Sunday Dinners" by Elizabeth O. Hiller
German female, with a basket of dirty clothes, seeks admittance.
"The History and Records of the Elephant Club" by Knight Russ Ockside and Q. K. Philander Doesticks
How Michael did swear, as tenderly he bound up mine ears with pieces of the cloth that had served to cover the basket we had brought.
"With Ring of Shield" by Knox Magee

In poetry:

On Mama now my thoughts have dawdled
all of a week. Clothes-basket cradled
creaked on her hip; she'd climb the stairway
up to the drying-attic's airway.
"Mama" by Attila Jozsef

In news:

Improvise a bread basket with a large rectangular cloth napkin or dish towel, preferably starched linen (the stiffer the fabric, the better it will hold its shape).
GREENE – The Christmas Basket Project, organized by the Greene Rotary Club, is set to deliver boxes of food, clothing and in some cases toys, to families in need on Dec 22.
GREENE – The Christmas Basket Project, organized by the Greene Rotary Club, is set to deliver boxes of food, clothing and in some cases toys, to families in need on Dec 22.
A resident of Staten Island's New Dorp Beach neighborhood carries a basket full of clothes and other items on her street that was devastated by Superstorm Sandy, Monday, Nov 5, 2012, in New York.
Forestedge's annual art fair featured pottery , copper-roofed bird abodes and lots of artsy clothing, jewelry and baskets.
The free event is being held to benefit the LaGrange County Clothes and Food Basket and the Howe Lions Club.
This 10-inch-tall Santa Claus wears a blue cloth coat and carries the traditional fir tree and a basket of goodies.
Laundry baskets of clothes, boxes of dorm supplies and bundles of nerves were among the cargo toted by parents and their children, now college freshmen.