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Basket

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To be left in the basket. Neglected or uncared for. Left in the waste-basket.

To give a basket. To refuse to marry. In Germany a basket [korb] is fixed on the roof of one who has been jilted, or one who, after long courtship, cannot persuade the lady courted to become his wife.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Base
Base Tenure
Base of Operation
Bashaw
Basilian Monks
Basilica
Basilics
Basilidians
Basilisco
Basilisk
Basket
Basochians
Bass
Bastard
Baste
Bastille
Bastinado
Bastion (A)
Bat
Bat-horses
Batavia

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