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  • adj. Alternative spelling of rickety.


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  • Silently Walden followed her through the rooms, saying little in response to her remarks, 'ricketty' or otherwise, and noting all the various changes as he went.

    God's Good Man

  • Page 36, unusual spelling of "ricketty" retained. (landed from its ricketty and bespattered bosom)

    Chanticleer A Thanksgiving Story of the Peabody Family

  • The place was of the most ricketty description, and situated in the midst of filthy and pestiferous nuisances.

    James Catnach, Ballad-monger, Part 1

  • Up a flight of ricketty stairs, the walls dark red and covered with Russian ads and paintings, the atmosphere is smoky although no smoking is allowed any more.

    KGB Bar Reading « Kaaron Warren

  • One, an old stool of the sort that is used to stand a cask of beer on; and the other a great big ricketty straddling old truckle bedstead.

    A House to Let

  • He preferred to sleep up on the high platform of the abandoned and rather ricketty aboriginal hut there, accessible only by a perpendicular ladder.

    I've never seen a tiger

  • The ricketty roller coaster almost collapses while Doctor Psi mentally dominates Slander, causing him to plunge himself off the top.

    November 10th, 2006

  • Against the wall stood a ricketty deal press in which he kept his clothes.

    The Claverings

  • One by one they rose to work, and in the slowest possible way were produced five oars, of which one was sprung, a ricketty rudder, a huge mast, and a sail composed half of matting and half of holes.

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo

  • Slivers had been offered money for that ricketty little shanty, but he declined to sell it, averring that as a snail grew to fit his house his house had grown to fit him.

    Madame Midas


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