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market basket

noun
1.
a basket or cart for groceries.
2.
a selected group of consumer goods and services whose cost is tracked for calculating a consumer price index and measuring the cost of living.
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  • Mary had not come back with the market basket which contained the children's dinner.

    Mary Gray Katharine Tynan
  • Somewhere he found a market basket and tumbled the litter into that.

    The Silent Readers William D. Lewis
  • It was rumored she always carried a butcher knife in her market basket.

    The Pinos Altos Story Dorothy Watson
  • It looks as if some one had left a market basket, a cabbage, and a bag on it.

    Stories Pictures Tell Flora Carpenter
  • A little delay, and he was followed by a girl with a market basket.

    The Fortunate Isles

    Mary Stuart Boyd
  • "I want you to go upstairs," he said, taking the market basket she carried from her.

    The Missing Tin Box Arthur M. Winfield
  • The woman was so startled that she nearly dropped her market basket.

    Ghost Beyond the Gate Mildred A. Wirt
  • "If they hit this market basket there'll be a little excitement," Mr. Burton said.

    More Tish

    Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • She knew that mother Martha would consider her extravagant to ride when she had no market basket to carry but—Whew!

    Dorothy Evelyn Raymond
  • She did not leave the steps, but leaned over and called to an old colored-man who stood with a market basket on his arm.

    Miss Santa Claus of the Pullman

    Annie Fellows Johnston

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