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rickle

noun Scot
  1. an unsteady or shaky structure, esp a dilapidated building
  2. a loose or disorganized heap
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Word Origin

C16: perhaps of Scandinavian origin
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Historical Examples

  • 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.