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wicker


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wike  \Wike\,  n. 
  A  temporary  mark  or  boundary,  as  a  bough  of  a  tree  set  up  in 
  marking  out  or  dividing  anything  as  tithes,  swaths  to  be 
  mowed  in  common  ground,  etc.;  --  called  also  {wicker}.  [Prov. 
  Eng.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wicker  \Wick"er\,  a. 
  Made  of  or  covered  with  twigs  or  osiers,  or  wickerwork. 
 
  Each  one  a  little  wicker  basket  had  Made  of  fine 
  twigs,  entrail['e]d  curiously.  --Spenser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wicker  \Wick"er\,  n.  [OE.  wiker,  wikir  osier,  probably  akin  to 
  AS  w[=i]can  to  give  way  Cf  {Weak}.] 
  1.  A  small  pliant  twig  or  osier;  a  rod  for  making  basketwork 
  and  the  like  a  withe. 
 
  2.  Wickerwork;  a  piece  of  wickerwork,  esp.  a  basket. 
 
  Then  quick  did  dress  His  half  milk  up  for  cheese, 
  and  in  a  press  Of  wicker  pressed  it  --Chapman. 
 
  3.  Same  as  1st  {Wike}.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  wicker 
  n  1:  slender  flexible  branches  or  twigs  (especially  of  willow  or 
  some  canes);  used  for  wickerwork 
  2:  something  made  of  interlaced  slender  branches  (especially 
  willow  branches)  [syn:  {wickerwork},  {caning}] 




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