Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A farm-yard containing ricks of hay or corn.

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Examples

  • The walls, not only of the rickyard, but of the surrounding fields were warm to the touch, for the dry furze growing along them had caught fire from the blowing sparks, so that at one time the fields had been outlined with fire.

    Secret Bread

  • He slowed up to a walk as he came to Angwin's farm, passed through the dark yard, and through the gates into a field next the rickyard.

    Secret Bread

  • I saw the old grey homestead, with the rickyard set around,

    The Verse-Book of a Homely Woman

  • Johnny Everard, hands in pockets, mooning about his stock and rickyard, this calm Sunday morning, never guessed how near he had been to receiving a visitor.

    The Imaginary Marriage

  • He was no longer in the paddock behind the rickyard; where was he likely to be gone, and Yap with him?

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 7

  • Johnnie Morgan stood watching the last wagon from his harvest field go creaking and groaning into the rickyard in the rear of his house.

    Sea-Dogs All! A Tale of Forest and Sea

  • The Duke was not a man to be beaten by the weather; he defied it; he was determined to have his grass in the rickyard, wet or dry.

    The Portland Peerage Romance

  • I saw the old grey homestead, with the rickyard set around,

    The verse-book of a homely woman

  • He was no longer in the paddock behind the rickyard; where was he likely to be gone, and Yap with him?

    VI. The Aunts and Uncles Are Coming. Book I—Boy and Girl

  • "A field or, semee with garbs of the same:" it may be false Heraldry -- Nature's generally is -- but it correctly blazons the display that Edward and I considered from the rickyard gate, Harold was not on in this scene, being stretched upon the couch of pain; the special disorder stomachic, as usual.

    The Golden Age

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  • "'...We overtook Bonden and Killick just before Willet's rickyard. The gig had somehow run into Willet's slough...'"

    --P. O'Brian, The Yellow Admiral, 52

    March 19, 2008

  • The poultry followed her in interested fashion, and swine grunted interrogations at her from behind the bars of their sties, but barnyard and rickyard, orchard and stables and dairy, gave no reward to her search.

    "The Cobweb" by Saki, p 109 of The Unrest-Cure and Other Stories (NYRB paperback)

    October 14, 2013