One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Pliable twigs, typically of willow, plaited or woven to make items such as furniture and baskets.as modifier ‘a wicker chair’
- ‘Glancing around the porch she saw new wicker furniture that went well with the old home.’
- ‘A sedate scattering of planters, wicker chairs and Balinese chests evokes mansions of old.’
- ‘The three of them sat in the wide wicker chairs on the front porch, watching as the sun set.’
- ‘You can find wicker baskets at your local ‘pound shop’ and paper from your shredder makes great lining.’
- ‘I then put the bonnottes in two Asian wicker steaming baskets and over a saucepan filled with salted boiling water.’
- ‘She was sitting in an elegantly woven wicker chair in front of a large tree in a forest, and her face shone with a smile.’
- ‘These roundhouses were generally fashioned from double-walled, woven wicker or from posts and wattle.’
- ‘Those readers whose grannies favour calendars featuring cheeky kittens peeping out of wicker baskets will get the idea.’
- ‘From here on my wicker chair it seems incredible that just short decades ago this garden was a dust-bowl, a sterile desert.’
- ‘Use wicker or wire baskets to keep your sponges, loofahs and shampoos handy near the tub or shower.’
- ‘It's a chirpy little place with clean bright red tablecloths and wicker padded chairs on the terrace.’
- ‘The only complaint is that the flat is not edgy enough (it has wicker furniture).’
- ‘Many of these products flowed off the stalls and onto the ground, where decaying wicker baskets protected them from the dust and dirt.’
- ‘Each has a balcony, complete with wicker chairs and a hammock - many guests choose to sleep in the latter.’
- ‘When she had finished, Rebekah picked up the empty wicker basket and turned to go inside.’
- ‘Communities gathered on hill tops and lake shores to collect the berries in specially designed rush and wicker baskets.’
- ‘As we were heading out of the section I saw some rather nice wicker wall baskets that have Marigold and Snowflake plants in them.’
- ‘Beyond, near the bow, was a large saloon with a round table and wicker chairs.’
- ‘There are enormous bags of scarlet chilis, sacks of tobacco and piles of wicker baskets.’
- ‘He stared for one more minute then collapsed into his wicker chair, exasperated.’
Middle English: of Scandinavian origin; compare with Swedish viker ‘willow’; related to vika ‘to bend’.
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