"Then I'll pick out the ripest in the basket for you," said Irene, her voice trembling.
I turned away, but, as I turned, my eyes happened to fall on her basket.
She removed the basket from her arm and set it on the table.
"A basket of plover's eggs," said the Headman of Half-a-Loaf.
"I don't steal," said Willy, setting the basket on another stair.
Come, then, she said, picking up her basket in one hand and extending the other to Wayne.
Each guest takes one candy, and it is found that no two in one basket have the same colored ribbon.
Yet he took it from the basket with something like reverence.
And as I am pleased with you for being honest,” continued the little woman, “I shall give you some breakfast out of my basket.
The basket danced inquiringly, tipped, and began to heave upward.
basket early 13c., from Anglo-Fr. bascat, from L. bascauda "kettle, table-vessel," origin obscure despite much speculation. Said by the Roman poet Martial to be from Celtic British and perhaps cognate with L. fascis "bundle, faggot," in which case it probably originally meant "wicker basket." But there is no evidence of such a word in Celtic unless later words in Irish and Welsh, counted as borrowings from English, are original.