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 Basilisk.Baso’chians. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Basket.
 
To be left in the basket. Neglected or uncared for. Left in the waste-basket.   1
   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.   2
 


 Basilisk.Baso’chians. 

 
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