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picnic basket


a container in which a meal is carried for eating in a country or outside setting; also called picnic hamper

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  • One can only picture him carrying a picnic basket in the tamest of scenery.

  • This preparing of a picnic basket was, after all, a very simple matter.

    The Wall Street Girl Frederick Orin Bartlett
  • Claire had to admit that she wished that she could steal the picnic basket for Milt.

    Free Air Sinclair Lewis
  • Dotty was impressed with the beauty of the picnic basket and the delicacy of the food.

  • Run and pack the picnic basket, Mabel, and then we'll be off.

    The Honorable Miss L. T. Meade
  • Then a hurried sandwich from a picnic basket left in the cabin by an invisible steward, and we transferred to a gray amphibian.

    Cue for Quiet Thomas L. Sherred
  • Don't you know that everything fit to eat in the house went into that picnic basket?

    Cicely and Other Stories Annie Fellows Johnston

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