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noun (Scot)
an unsteady or shaky structure, esp a dilapidated building
a loose or disorganized heap
Word Origin
C16: perhaps of Scandinavian origin
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  • There was but one window in the little "rickle of brick" which their pawnbroking Jew landlord called a "commodious cottage."

    Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City

    S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett
  • rickle; a little heap of turf peats standing on ends against each other.

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