Definition of Rickle

1. Noun. (chiefly Scottish) A loose, disordered collection of things; a heap; a jumble. ¹



2. Noun. (chiefly Scottish) A dilapidated or ramshackle building. ¹

3. Noun. (chiefly Scottish) Any object in poor condition, particularly a vehicle. ¹

4. Noun. (chiefly Scottish) An emaciated person or animal. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rickle

1. a loose heap [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rickle

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rickle (current term)
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Literary usage of Rickle

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1. An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language: To which is Prefixed, a by John Jamieson (1879)
"To put into the form of a stack ; as, " When are ye gaun to rickle your ... By the »lap o' the rickle dyke, by the broken yate, Then by the lang broom bush. ..."

2. A Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language ...: Supplement by John Jamieson (1825)
"A heap, applied to stones; synon. rickle. Tent, rang/i-en agitare. " I soon saw by them they war for playin' some pliskin, ..."

3. Jamieson's Dictionary of the Scottish Language: In which the Words are by John Jamieson, John Johnstone (1867)
"To pile up in a loose manner, S. rickle-DIKE, «. A wall built firmly at the bottom, but having the top only the thickness of the single stones, ..."

4. A Dictionary of Lowland Scotch: With an Introductory Chapter Onthe Poetry by Charles Mackay (1888)
"I'm grown so thin ; I'm naething but a rickle o' banes.—JAMIESON. The proud Percy caused hang five of the Laird's henchmen at Alnwick for burning a rickle ..."

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