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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.
The building is charming, with a sweeping marble staircase and rickety old elevator.
The main part of the diamond district is made up of men inviting shoppers up rickety stairs into small rooms a few flights up old buildings.
These refundable deposits account for a third of the cash on Tesla’s rickety balance sheet.
But the Shack, a seemingly rickety blacksmith shop from the 1860s where Foxen pours its Bordeaux and Italian varietals, is the trail’s classic stop.
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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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