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  • n. A painful muscular spasm in the neck or back

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To twist; turn.
  • n. A sprain.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a painful muscle spasm especially in the neck or back (`rick' and `wrick' are British)
  • v. twist suddenly so as to sprain

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  • The right word writhes and wriggles quick;
    The wordwright works to make it stick.
    He'll use as a fetter
    A wrinkled letter,
    For wrestling words risks writer's wrick.

    June 21, 2014