One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A receptacle with a lid, for holding soiled clothing.
- ‘From one of the shirts in a linen basket she recovered 13 fragments of glass of which 4 were tested at random; 3 corresponded with glass from the lounge door and 1 from an unknown source.’
- ‘Early beneficiaries of this belief included a tailor's son, Jean-Marie Hervagault, who insisted that he had been removed from the Temple in a linen basket.’
- ‘While her Persian Blue cat ‘Cassiopeia Spandau Ballet ‘rolled around in her pink linen basket in the sunlight, we talked about the various projects that she's working on for A-R.’’
- ‘Having invited him to Mrs Ford's house, they pretend that Mr Ford is returning, necessitating Falstaff's concealment in the dirty linen basket.’
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