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“Now Widow Fisher took out this gun, and not caring much what became of her (for she had loved her husband dearly), she laid it upon the window-sill, which looked upon the rick-yard; and she backed up the butt with a chest of oak drawers, and she opened the window a little back, and let the muzzle out on the slope.”
“Adam walked round by the rick-yard, at present empty of ricks, to the little wooden gate leading into the garden — once the well - tended kitchen-garden of a manor-house; now, but for the handsome brick wall with stone coping that ran along one side of it, a true farmhouse garden, with hardy perennial flowers, unpruned fruit - trees, and kitchen vegetables growing together in careless, half - neglected abundance.”
“And this, beyond any denial, he did as soon as he had dined, and smoked his pipe on the butt of the tree by the rick-yard.”
“These came zealously, with speed of leg and wing, from straw-rick, threshing-floor, double hedge, or mixen; and following their tails, the boy slipped through the rick-yard, and tossed a note to Mary with a truly”
“As the golden ears were taken by heaps into the rick-yard, the birds felt as glad as the farmer and his wife did.”
“Coming back to Down End, I find a travelling threshing machine at work in the rick-yard.”
“Rexingham; and being thirsty, had followed some cows through a rick-yard, in the hopes of obtaining a glass of milk.”
“To-morrow I would give them the slip, and stroll round by her garden promiscuous-like, at a time when the farmer was safe in the rick-yard.”
“So, by devious ways, the Viscount led Barnabas round to the back of the inn, and across a yard to where, beyond a gate, was a rick-yard, and beyond that again, a small field or paddock.”
“Together they spread the two meals, one beside the fire for the family, the other some fifty yards off for the harvesters, now moving towards the rick-yard with the last load.”
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