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market basket

a basket or cart for groceries.
a selected group of consumer goods and services whose cost is tracked for calculating a consumer price index and measuring the cost of living. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • At the same moment Old Sally hit him expertly on the head with a bottle which she took from her market basket.

    Our Square and the People in It Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • Mary had not come back with the market basket which contained the children's dinner.

    Mary Gray Katharine Tynan
  • Meanwhile, I walked quietly along, with my market basket on my arm, a sober old bachelor.

    Neighbor Nelly Socks Sarah L. Barrow
  • It was rumored she always carried a butcher knife in her market basket.

    The Pinos Altos Story Dorothy Watson
  • The something proved to be a market basket covered with an old gunny-sack.

    Chicken Little Jane Lily Munsell Ritchie
  • A little delay, and he was followed by a girl with a market basket.

    The Fortunate Isles Mary Stuart Boyd
  • She had her market basket on her arm, and Johnny knew that when she returned it would be full of the things he liked best.

    Mother West Wind's Animal Friends Thornton W. Burgess
  • "I want you to go upstairs," he said, taking the market basket she carried from her.

    The Missing Tin Box Arthur M. Winfield
  • But your market basket: that disappoints me, for Algernon said you had the biggest market-basket of all.

    Miss Mapp Edward Frederic Benson
  • The woman was so startled that she nearly dropped her market basket.

    Ghost Beyond the Gate Mildred A. Wirt

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