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  • n. Plural form of ricker.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • The stems or trunks of young trees cut up into lengths for stowing flax, hemp, and the like, or for spars for boat-masts and -yards, boat-hook staves, etc.


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  • The rickers had to come down subsequently, since we found that the gear could not carry the accumulating weight of rime.

    South: the story of Shackleton’s last expedition 1914–1917

  • The outbuildings were usually built with roughly squared framing to which heavy split slabs would be vertically fastened, the inside being left rough or plastered with mud as desired; and the roofs were of round pine framing covered with rickers (young pine plants) and thatched with snow grass.

    Five Years in New Zealand 1859 to 1864

  • From the winrows it is drawn usually on rakes of a certain make, and the rake loads thus slid over the ground are lifted bodily onto the stack by the use of the "rickers."

    Clovers and How to Grow Them

  • Having heard about their rickers yesterday I saw this which seems to be about a LGB Olympic event ... www.

    Army Rumour Service

  • rickers to the mast – heads in order to increase the spread of our aerials, but still we failed to hear anything.

    South: the story of Shackleton’s last expedition 1914–1917

  • "I want to go ragpick with him and be pag-rickers together.

    Ptomaine Street


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