Recent Examples of rickety from the Web
The next year, inside a rickety townhouse in Alexandria, Virginia, the Media Research Center — or MRC — was born.
By 2045, when the film opens, humans have rendered the planet virtually uninhabitable, a dystopia in which American cities are endless slums and the have-nots, like its hero, Wade Watts, are relegated to rickety trailer-park towers.
Behold any rickety wooden structure located on the water’s edge, and it’s easy to let your imagination fill in the details of its history for you.
Russia is a rickety house that at some point may crumble.
While still on the 911 call, Shacknai shoved a rickety wooden patio table next to Zahau’s body and stood on it to cut her down.
In 2015, tens of thousands of Rohingya on rickety boats fled Myanmar to Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia.
More than 40,000 of them have fled Congo entirely, crossing Lake Albert in rickety boats to Uganda, where they have been resettled in an ever-expanding refugee camp.
Decades ago, his visionary father saw potential in rundown Old Sacramento and began to restore its rickety buildings.
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RICKETY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of rickety for English Language Learners
: not strong or stable and likely to break
RICKETY Defined for Kids
Definition of rickety for Students
- Just below them, hugging the shore, rose a village of thatched huts, with a small, rickety pier, boats on the sand, and nets spread for mending.
- —Lloyd Alexander, Time Cat
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