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A stack of hay, straw, or similar material, especially when covered or thatched for protection from the weather.
tr.v. ricked, rick·ing, ricks
To pile into ricks.
[Middle English reke, from Old English hrēac.]
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(Agriculture) a large stack of hay, corn, peas, etc, built in the open in a regular-shaped pile, esp one with a thatched top
(Agriculture) (tr) to stack or pile into ricks
[Old English hrēac; related to Old Norse hraukr]
a wrench or sprain, as of the back
(tr) to wrench or sprain (a joint, a limb, the back, etc)
[C18: see wrick]
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a large stack or pile of hay, straw, corn, or the like, in a field.
[before 900; Middle English rek(e), reek, Old English hrēac]
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Ricka heap or pile; a stack of hay, corn, peas, etc., especially one built and thatched. See also mow.
Examples: rick of bricks, 1703; of coal, 1881; of corn, 1382; of grain; of peas; of snow, 1886; of straw, 1589; of wheat, 1557; hayrick, 1895.
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Past participle: ricked
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1. Half a cord of firewood.
2. A stack of sticks of firewood or other wood that is eight feet long, four feet high, and as deep as the length of the sticks.
3. A small stack of hay.
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|Noun||1.||rick - a painful muscle spasm especially in the neck or back (`rick' and `wrick' are British)|
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
|2.||rick - a stack of hay |
stack - an orderly pile
haycock - a small cone-shaped pile of hay that has been left in the field until it is dry enough to carry to the hayrick
|Verb||1.||rick - pile in ricks; "rick hay"|
|2.||rick - twist suddenly so as to sprain; "wrench one's ankle"; "The wrestler twisted his shoulder"; "the hikers sprained their ankles when they fell"; "I turned my ankle and couldn't walk for several days"|
injure - cause injuries or bodily harm to
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n → Schober m
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