from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A flat basket or frail for figs, etc.
- n. A lady's flat workbasket, reticule, or handbag.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A flat basket or frail for figs, etc.; hence, a lady's flat workbasket, reticule, or hand bag; -- often written caba.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In France, a kind of basket, pannier, or frail, made of woven rush- or palm-leaves or grass, generally of a round form, serving to carry provisions, especially figs, dates, raisins, or prunes.
- n. A similar basket used as a traveling-bag; a hand-bag.
- n. A lady's work-basket or reticule. In this and the preceding sense also (in the United States) caba.
Je n'ai pas l'intention de recuperer la mienne, je leur ai laissé mon "Pikachu" puisque je suis a deux minutes d'une grande surface mais certaine fois a pied des choses ne sont pas transportables ou alors j'ai des horaires a la con et je ne peux pas faire mes courses pendant un moment et apres j'ai trop de trucs a acheter pour pouvoir y aller seul a pied avec seulement deux cabas.
I looked at Frances, she was putting her books into her cabas; having fastened the button, she raised her head; encountering my eye, she made a quiet, respectful obeisance, as bidding good afternoon, and was turning to depart: — “Come here,” said I, lifting my finger at the same time.
Being seated, she proceeded, still with an air of hurry and embarrassment, to open her cabas, to take out her books; and, while I was waiting for her to look up, in order to make out her identity — for, shortsighted as I was, I had not recognized her at her entrance — Mdlle.
Probably I should not have troubled myself to do so, had I been full in front; but I observed that she immediately began to slip her books into her cabas again; and, presently, after I had returned to the estrade, while I was arranging the mass of compositions, I heard the folding-door again open and close; and, on looking up, I perceived her place vacant.
Ere she had closed the door on me and herself, the corridor was already filled with day-pupils, tearing down their cloaks, bonnets, and cabas from the wooden pegs on which they were suspended; the shrill voice of a maitresse was heard at intervals vainly endeavouring to enforce some sort of order; vainly, I say: discipline there was none in these rough ranks, and yet this was considered one of the best-conducted schools in Brussels.
The patterns for the slippers, the bell-ropes, the cabas were selected — the slides and tassels for the purses chosen — the whole
My earthly possessions are all reposing by me on the bed at this instant, consisting of my guitar, a change of clothes, running-bag, cabas, and this book.
At my elbow lies my running - or treasure-bag, surrounded by my cabas filled with hair-pins, starch, and a band I was embroidering, etc.; near it lie our combs, etc., and the whole is crowned by my dagger; - by the way, I must add Miriam's pistol which she has forgotten,
At my elbow lies my running - or treasure-bag, surrounded by my cabas filled with hair-pins, starch, and a band I was embroidering, etc.
The patterns for the slippers, the bell-ropes, the cabas were selected -- the slides and tassels for the purses chosen -- the whole "tripotage," in short, was off my mind; nothing but the fruit and the felicitations remained to be attended to.