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tea basket

noun, British.
a lunch basket or picnic hamper.
Origin of tea basket
First recorded in 1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Will you ask Mrs. Hills to express my tea basket and two cups?

    Jane Journeys On Ruth Comfort Mitchell
  • The girls paused breathlessly and Judy put down her tea basket.

  • As he pulled out a tea basket from the back of the car she watched him calmly.

    Married Life

    May Edginton
  • The excited girls, the silent man with tea basket and the thermos bottles; he looked sympathetic.

    Under the Law Edwina Stanton Babcock
  • The lawyer was conscious of a certain sense of mystery as he turned to assist with the tea basket and things.

    Under the Law Edwina Stanton Babcock
  • The Englishman's wife sets up a tea basket; friends and relatives are sent out for sandwiches and "something to wash 'em down."

    My Actor-Husband Anonymous
  • He put the trowel, absent-mindedly, in the tea basket, and took the seat arranged for Jarvis.

    Bambi Marjorie Benton Cooke
  • Soon after the horses and the wagon halted and Dan Webster climbed down, bearing the tea basket.

    The Camp Fire Girls Behind the Lines Margaret O'Bannon Womack Vandercook
  • Edward and Elinor had carried the tea basket and a package of sandwiches into the little hollow, and the rest now followed.

  • He plucked out his watch and strapping up the tea basket began to push the things hastily into it.

    While Caroline Was Growing Josephine Daskam Bacon

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