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The Carryall turned out to be the ideal way to get everything into the car in one trip, and then likewise from the trunk to rickety picnic table by the fire pit.
At the center of The Can of Anido is Maran (Xie Jia-hui), an old aboriginal farmer who spends his days silently cultivating his ailing crops and feeding himself with pintsized yam in his barren, rickety hut.
The one rickety section of the book is where Tyler has to set this implausible scenario in motion.
So that imagery, cradled by the trailer’s rickety score, makes for delectable nightmare fuel.
By August, more than 2,500 men, women, and children had drowned making the treacherous voyage across the Mediterranean in rickety boats and rafts that year, and an untold number had died trekking across the Continent.
By August, more than 2,500 men, women and children had drowned making the treacherous voyage across the Mediterranean in rickety boats and rafts that year, and an untold number had died trekking across the Continent.
There’s usually a line, Mexicans and not, and eaters scattered everywhere—on the curb, on milk crates, on rickety chairs, or just standing around.
Abel smartly juxtaposes this fateful summer of structured activities and unstructured hormones with regular flashbacks that reveal the rickety frame on which Camp Llamalo came to be.
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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
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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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