Wicker Basket


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Wicker Basket

A British slang term for 15 pounds.
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For although flying in a wicker basket, it was packed with the ultimate in ballooning and navigational technology.
Mr Hempleman-Adams' bid is the first British attempt at a solo crossing using an open wicker basket instead of the hitech capsules used by many balloonists chasing records.
He awoke to find himself trying to clamber out of the wicker basket which was holding him 4,200ft above the Arctic pack ice.
One hamper fromWaitrose costs pounds 50 more than the goods bought separately, although the price includes delivery in a wicker basket.
The only previous attempt to reach the Pole by wicker basket ended in tragedy in 1897.
During his preparations for the trip, Hempleman-Adams has spent the night in a freezer full of turkeys and is spending the nights in his wicker basket to prepare himself for the cramped conditions.
Woven Wicker Basket Linen Basket, pounds 55, Debenhams Direct
Besides a number of A-plus paintings - ``Girl Before a Mirror,'' ``Two Nudes,'' ``Woman Dressing Her Hair'' - the exhibition showcases such exquisite and/or groundbreaking works as the engraving ``Blind Minotaur Guided Through a Starry Night by Marie-Therese With a Pigeon,'' a maquette for the early constructed sculpture ``Guitar'' (1912) and the bronze assemblage sculpture ``She-Goat'' (1950), whimsically melded out of a wicker basket and ceramic flowerpots.
There's no box or wicker basket provided and you leave the store with the goodies in carrier bags - just like shopping really
If you're looking for an easy Easter table decoration, arrange fresh or silk flowers in a wicker basket with a foam base.
The 47-year-old explorer reached 43,000ft - 7,000ft higher than anyone else in a balloon with an open wicker basket.
You wouldn't, for instance, want to try to fill an oversize wicker basket with your special penuche and a dainty vanity box might not hold even one of your killer pralines.