from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A small gate; a wicket.


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  • "Yes, the wicket-gate which leads on to the moor."

    The Seriously Deranged Writer and the Model Cars

  • The dog, incited by its master, sprang over the wicket-gate and pursued the unfortunate Baronet, who fled screaming down the Yew Alley.

    The Seriously Deranged Writer and the Model Cars

  • On tiptoe, with noiseless step and suppressed breath, trembling at every rustle of their own apparel, one after another the fair prisoners glided down the winding stair, under the guidance of Roland Graeme, and were received at the wicket-gate by Henry Seyton and the churchman.

    The Abbot

  • The Countess rushed so swiftly through the archway to the wicket-gate that the gendarme on sentry did not see her pass.

    Scenes from a Courtesan's Life

  • Through this the path wound in zigzags up a steep rocky slope, and ended at a wicket-gate.

    Westward Ho!

  • Suddenly the low wicket-gate slowly opened and Vassilissa appeared.

    A Desperate Character

  • A feeling of sudden, proud self-confidence, an indocile wish to walk unmoved in spite of grim environments, plainly possessed him, and when he reached the wicket-gate he turned in without apparent effort.

    Wessex Tales

  • All the faces in the street were in the windows; the little maidservant flew to the wicket-gate; the Mesdames Clapp looked out from the casement of the ornamented kitchen; Emmy, in a great flutter, was in the passage among the hats and coats; and old

    Vanity Fair

  • By the time he had reached the wicket-gate he saw that she had moved, and waited till she came up.

    A Pair of Blue Eyes

  • She lifted it to her lips and kissed it, and then, leaving him, passed from the summer - house down through the wicket-gate, and straight home to the parsonage.

    Tales of all countries


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