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trug

 (trŭg)
n. Chiefly British
A shallow, usually oval gardening basket made with wide strips of wood.

[Middle English, a shallow wooden tray, measure of corn, perhaps from Old Norse trog, trough; see deru- in Indo-European roots.]
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trug

(trʌɡ)
n
Brit a long shallow basket made of curved strips of wood and used for carrying flowers, fruit, etc
[C16: perhaps dialect variant of trough]
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Historically, hazel rods or poles, as the long stems are known, have had many uses, from wattle fencing and thatching in medieval times to trug baskets and walking sticks in more modern times.
The old woodland craftsmen would use the various woods for particular purposes -ash to make gate hurdles and hay rakes,chestnut for fencing,oak for the rungs of ladders or trug baskets, hazel or willow for the pegs to fix down thatch, and alder and sycamore for the soles of clogs.