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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of rick.


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  • Ruth had plenty of opportunities now for making her long-projected sketch of the ruined house of Arleigh, for the old woman who lived in the lodge close by, and had charge of the place, had "ricked" her back in a damson-tree, and Ruth often went to see her.

    The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers

  • Above the round glass or iron coverings of coal-cellars the foot-passengers slipped, "ricked" their backs, and swore as they stumbled, if they did not actually fall down, in the filth.

    The Mark Of Cain

  • Because they are originally a male garment, they often don't have the width at the hem that a woman's hips require, so everyone is treated to the spectacle of a woman from behind, with her t-shirt ricked up over her hips and her bottom on display in a pair of tight jeans or stretch pants.

    The Long, Modest Gowns Painted by Peter Severin Kroyer (1851-1909)

  • Lewis Moody and Tom Croft hope to return from injury within the next week, while Andrew Sheridan will be keen to make a swift recovery from his ricked back.

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  • And I think it's also probably comforting to his many fans who've been ricked by the scandal, who really believe in his closeness to Elin, his wife, and his two young children.

    Tiger Woods Announces 'Indefinite Break' From Golf

  • His lips ricked back to reveal sharp, serrated teeth still bloodstained from his earlier victim.

    Hellgate London Covenant

  • In plainer words, he had ricked his jaw, not from general want of usage, but from the momentary excess.


  • He found Pelagia, apparently paralysed into a contorted posture that had left her neck ricked backwards.

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

  • Apart from a slight touch of pneumonia, a ricked back, and the fact that one of my shoes lies full fathoms five, I'm having a wonderful time. '

    My Family and Other Animals

  • Dick picked himself up, but he had ricked his ankle and could not even walk!

    Five Have Plenty Of Fun


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