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  • 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

    Mary Anerley

  • 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.

    Adam Bede

  • 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.

    Mary Anerley

  • 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.

    Lorna Doone

  • As the golden ears were taken by heaps into the rick-yard, the birds felt as glad as the farmer and his wife did.

    Dick and His Cat and Other Tales

  • Coming back to Down End, I find a travelling threshing machine at work in the rick-yard.

    The Argosy Vol. 51, No. 4, April, 1891

  • Rexingham; and being thirsty, had followed some cows through a rick-yard, in the hopes of obtaining a glass of milk.

    The Argosy Vol. 51, No. 4, April, 1891

  • 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.

    The Golden Age

  • 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.

    The Amateur Gentleman

  • 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.

    Hetty Wesley


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