rickety

Part of speech: adjective

Ready to fall; affected with rickets.

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Usage examples "rickety":

  1. " Look at those rickety steps! - "Jimmy, Lucy, and All", Sophie May.
  2. He was some time finding the door, but although he moved as carefully as he could he knocked over a heavy chest which was placed on a rickety chair, the two falling with a crash on the floor. - "Bonnie Prince Charlie A Tale of Fontenoy and Culloden", G. A. Henty.
  3. The privateers were to be allowed to leave the harbor any time they found a chance to do so; but before they left, the French King, who was holding fast to his rickety throne, and was merely kept in place by the supporting arms of England, Russia, and Germany, issued a decree. - "Yankee Ships and Yankee Sailors: Tales of 1812", James Barnes.