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Rick   /rɪk/   Listen
Rick

noun
1.
A painful muscle spasm especially in the neck or back ('rick' and 'wrick' are British).  Synonyms: crick, kink, wrick.
2.
A stack of hay.  Synonyms: hayrick, haystack.






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"Rick" Quotes from Famous Books



... on till my paw gits hol' o' you—Raften, the Baften, the rick-strick Straften," and others equally galling ...
— Two Little Savages • Ernest Thompson Seton

... contracted a sort of hopping movement. I could not get it to catch mice; it seemed to think them third cousins, or something of the kind, and was very fond of playing with them; while, on the other hand, I had a large dorg which we kept by us when we took grain from the rick—I think he managed about 30 per minute. I never could follow them down his throat, but his increased bulk was a kind of index to the number. He generally lay by the kitchen fire twenty-four hours after his banquet, to ...
— Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 17, July 23, 1870 • Various

... Hutchings whistled now, I remember that he whistled, as he went through the wood in front of me. Who had given him the breeches on his legs and the hat upon his shallow pate? And the poor little coward had skiddered away, and slept in a furze rick, till famine drove him home. But now he was set up again by gorging for an hour, and chattered as if he had ...
— Slain By The Doones • R. D. Blackmore

... could see no sign of it myself, though I never went aboard but I took a good look; and others who said it was Labor. He certainly knew a lot about the Westward, and I heard him, one day, giving Captain Rick the directions to enter Port McGuire by. But you know what a place the beach is for talk, and, anyway, heaps of good men and highly respected have been Blackbirders in their time, and I never could see no harm in the trade myself. But the gossip ...
— Wild Justice: Stories of the South Seas • Lloyd Osbourne



Words linked to "Rick" :   cramp, UK, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, haycock, stack, U.K., wrick, pile, heap, spasm, Britain, injure, United Kingdom, twist, Great Britain, muscle spasm, wound



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