OTHER WORDS FROM ricketyrick·et·i·ness, noun
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They were called “boat people,” crowding into rickety vessels, fleeing relentless poverty and the dictatorship of Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier.Border Report: Haitian Migrants Continue Trickling into Tijuana, But Will They Stay?|Sandra Dibble|October 18, 2021|Voice of San Diego
It’s also hilarious that this attempt at stabilizing its rickety notions of amateurism will force schools to become even more like businesses.NCAA’s transfer changes are good for athletes and challenging for coaches. Seems fair.|Jerry Brewer|April 16, 2021|Washington Post
From rickety old strap-on blades to state-of-the-art high-performance skates, the range of options fits, and purposes are pretty vast.Best ice skates: Stay comfortable and in control on the ice|PopSci Commerce Team|March 4, 2021|Popular-Science
The pioneers, rolling in rickety wagons across the prairie with all of their earthly possessions, headed for a better life.
The rickety elevator was a bit scary, making the tiny top floor apartment in Rome’s Monti neighborhood more of a sixth-floor walkup.Why Airbnb is great for Wall Street, but not so great for everyone else|Aaron Pressman|December 11, 2020|Fortune
She looks at you and then points to a rickety wooden boat about twenty-five meters from where you stand.Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq|Nathan Bradley Bethea|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There were taxis, called “hackneys,” which were rickety stagecoaches cast off by the rich and repurposed as transport for hire.
Ray gave Jay a shell, then stepped onto a small, rickety carousel in the comer of the churchyard and loaded up.
The going rate for life jackets on board the dangerously rickety vessels tops $200, whether for men, women or children.Confessions of a Human Trafficker Who Smuggled Desperate Migrants Into Europe|Barbie Latza Nadeau|June 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"Yeah, all right," he mutters, then follows his brothers out of the room, down a rickety flight of stairs and into the crucible.The Stacks: The Neville Brothers Stake Their Claim as Bards of the Bayou|John Ed Bradley|April 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the aperture of the window, amid piles of paper, stood a rickety old table, covered with dust.Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
So saying the lively urchin grasped his new friend by the hand and led him by a rickety staircase to the “rookeries” above.The Garret and the Garden|R.M. Ballantyne
This problem was solved by a native coming along driving a raw-boned horse before a rickety wagon.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
He could hardly walk up the rickety front steps of the old tumble-down house, and his thirteen-year-old son had to help him.The Box-Car Children|Gertrude Chandler Warner
On one side loomed a huge tank, to the brink of which a rickety wooden ladder invited the explorer to ascend.Dope|Sax Rohmer