Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A farm-yard containing ricks of hay or corn.
“Johnny Everard, hands in pockets, mooning about his stock and rickyard, this calm Sunday morning, never guessed how near he had been to receiving a visitor.”
“Johnnie Morgan stood watching the last wagon from his harvest field go creaking and groaning into the rickyard in the rear of his house.”
“The walls, not only of the rickyard, but of the surrounding fields were warm to the touch, for the dry furze growing along them had caught fire from the blowing sparks, so that at one time the fields had been outlined with fire.”
“He slowed up to a walk as he came to Angwin's farm, passed through the dark yard, and through the gates into a field next the rickyard.”
“The Duke was not a man to be beaten by the weather; he defied it; he was determined to have his grass in the rickyard, wet or dry.”
“I saw the old grey homestead, with the rickyard set around,”
“He was no longer in the paddock behind the rickyard; where was he likely to be gone, and Yap with him?”
“A field or, semee with garbs of the same:" it may be false Heraldry -- Nature's generally is -- but it correctly blazons the display that Edward and I considered from the rickyard gate, Harold was not on in this scene, being stretched upon the couch of pain; the special disorder stomachic, as usual.”
“But Edward and I, knowing that this particular field was to be carried to-day, were revelling in the privilege of riding in the empty waggons from the rickyard back to the sheaves, whence we returned toilfully on foot, to career it again over the billowy acres in these great galleys of a stubble sea.”
“Another waggon had shot its load, and was jolting out through the rickyard gate, as we swung ourselves in, shouting, over its tail.”
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