wicker

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wicker work made of interlaced slender branches (especially willow branches)
    • n wicker slender flexible branches or twigs (especially of willow or some canes); used for wickerwork
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Seating on the first scheduled inter-city commuter airplane flight consisted of moveable wicker chairs. There were 11 of them on the first Ford Tri-Motors. After several years, Ford replaced them with aluminum framed leather chairs.
    • Wicker A small pliant twig or osier; a rod for making basketwork and the like; a withe.
    • a Wicker Made of, or covered with, twigs or osiers, or wickerwork. "Each one a little wicker basket had,
      Made of fine twigs, entrailéd curiously."
    • Wicker Same as 1st Wike.
    • Wicker Wickerwork; a piece of wickerwork, esp. a basket. "Then quick did dress
      His half milk up for cheese, and in a press
      Of wicker pressed it."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • wicker See whicker.
    • n wicker A small pliant twig; an osier; a withe.
    • n wicker Wickerwork in general; hence, an object made of this material, as a basket.
    • n wicker A twig or branch used as a mark: same as wike.
    • wicker Consisting of wicker; especially, made of plaited twigs or osiers; also, covered with wickerwork: as, a wicker basket; a wicker chair.
    • wicker Made of flexible strips of shaved wood, ratan, or the like: as, wicker furniture; a wicker chair.
    • wicker To cover or tit with wickers or osiers; inclose in wickerwork.
    • wicker To twist, from being too tightly drawn. Child's Ballads, Gloss.
    • wicker To twist (a thread) overmuch.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Wicker wik′ėr a small pliant twig or osier: wickerwork
    • adj Wicker made of twigs or osiers
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. wiker, wikir, osier, probably akin to AS. wīcan, to give way. Cf. Weak

Usage

In literature:

Then he discovered Kathlyn, fumbling at the wicker door at the far side of the swimming pool.
"The Adventures of Kathlyn" by Harold MacGrath
Then the creaking sound as of the lid of a wicker basket being opened.
"The Way of the Wild" by F. St. Mars
And in the wicker chair, with his mouth wide open, slept Lord Talgarth.
"None Other Gods" by Robert Hugh Benson
It had soft, bright-colored rugs and chintz-cushioned wicker chairs.
"Honey-Sweet" by Edna Turpin
He got up with alacrity when he saw her, fetched her a big wicker chair, evidently inclined to let her divert him.
"The Danger Mark" by Robert W. Chambers
He began to study the case with the aid of his new bamboo telescope and a wicker-covered microscope.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume I. (of X.)" by Various
There was a desk, much like the ones in the classrooms, and six or seven wicker armchairs.
"The Edge of the Knife" by Henry Beam Piper
By this time they had arrived at the shore, and Li, in company with his fellow victims, found himself suddenly thrown into a wicker basket.
"A Chinese Wonder Book" by Norman Hinsdale Pitman
She bent to pick up the wicker basket, her small face white and hard.
"The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story" by Various
As she seated herself in a wicker chair Abe approached with his hat in his hand.
"Abe and Mawruss" by Montague Glass
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In poetry:

You have beheld how they
With wicker arks did come,
To kiss and bear away
The richer cowslips home.
"To Meadows" by Robert Herrick
Young Orme and Juba then he led
Into a room, in which there were
For each of the two boys a bed,
A table, and a wicker chair.
"Conquest Of Prejudice" by Charles Lamb
O meadow lark, so wild and free,
It cannot be, it cannot be,
That men to merchandise your spell
Do close you in a wicker hell!
"Captivity" by Robert W Service
Two wicker crates with linen piled,
Just newly washed and wrung;
And, close behind, a little child
That made the morning young.
"At San Giovanni Del Lago" by Alfred Austin
And I have linger'd in the shade,
From sultry noon's hot beams; and I
Have knelt before my wicker door,
To sing my evening song.
"The Shipwrecked Solitary's Song To The Night" by Henry Kirke White
At noon the women came, the tall fair women, bearing
Baskets of wicker in their ample hands for each,
And learned the day's brief tale, and how the fields were faring,
And blessed them with their lofty beauty and blithe speech.
"The Land Of Pallas" by Archibald Lampman

In news:

In Kentucky's Third Congressional District race, Democratic incumbent John Yarmuth and Republican challenger Brooks Wicker met for an in-depth debate on WFPL.
1900 W North Chicago, IL 60622 Wicker Park/Bucktown 773-227-2288 rapidtransitcycles.com.
914 N California Ave Chicago, IL 60622 Wicker Park/Bucktown readwritelibrary.org.
Senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.
An employment fair for veterans will be held Thursday in Sanford at the Dennis Wicker Civic Center from 10 am to 2 p.m. More than 100 businesses have been invited to attend the event, which is hosted by Congresswoman Renee Elmers.
Roger Frederick Wicker (born July 5, 1951) is the junior United States Senator from Mississippi and a member of the Republican Party.
How to Clean Wicker Baskets.
JACKSON — Two years after booting two incumbents from the US House, Mississippi voters chose stability in 2012 by re-electing all four current congressmen and returning Republican Roger Wicker to the US Senate.
With a lighter touch, the seafood and spirits at Wicker Park's Savoy might be worth returning for.
Wicker Park resident showed his funny side on 'Hell's Kitchen'.
A Time to Die by Tom Wicker Quadrangle, 342 pp.
Vicki Wicker came into the LaGrange County Sheriff's Department on March 15 to report that she had been bitten by a pit bull.
Eschewing B&B kitsch and forced camaraderie, the Wicker Park Inn's rooms are private and stylishly spare.
Enjoy these Helpful Hints on maintaining wicker furniture and avoiding freezer burn.
Les Wicker Pastor, First Congregational Church of Naples.
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In science:

Wicker, and R. B ´ejar, “Phase Tr ansition Phenomena in wireless Ad Hoc Networks ”, Symposium on Ad-Hoc Wir eless Networks, IEEE Globecom, San Antonio, Texas, November (2001); W.
Threshold-Controlled Global Cascading in Wireless Sensor Networks
Wicker, “Game theory in communic ations: Motivations, explanations, and applications to power control,” in Proc. of the IEEE 2001 Global Telecommun.
Power control and receiver design for energy efficiency in multipath CDMA channels with bandlimited waveforms
We thank James Wicker for his help in improving the English expression in the text.
Checking the reliability of equivalent width R23 for estimating metallicities of galaxies
Wicker, “Applications of error-control coding,” IEEE Trans.
Transmit Diversity v. Spatial Multiplexing in Modern MIMO Systems
The problem of random field approximation arises in many research and applied areas, like Gaussian random fields modelling (Adler and Taylor, 2007; Brouste et al., 2007), environmental and geosciences (Christakos, 1992; Stein, 1999), sensor networks (Zhang and Wicker, 2005), and image processing (Pratt, 2007).
Multivariate piecewise linear interpolation of a random field
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