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He said the lure of a better life abroad was tempting thousands of people into rickety boats. Times, Sunday Times (2016)What happens if you inject too much cheap money into a rickety economic structure? Times, Sunday Times (2013)It was always a pretty rickety structure. Times, Sunday Times (2013)You sleep in a little loft area with rickety wooden floors and sides open to the sea. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He led me down a rickety wooden staircase into the depths of a cavern below the excavations. Wills, Christopher The Runaway Brain: the Evolution of Human Uniqueness (1993)The August sun was shining on our terrace table with rickety chairs. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The pitch was flat, the outfield playable and the rickety old stands were operational. The Sun (2009)It was probably the first time he had been in an old, rickety car like that. Carlos Acosta No Way Home: A Cuban Dancer's Tale (2007)Standards have soared considerably, and a handwritten banner above a few rickety tables no longer cuts it. Times, Sunday Times (2007)There's also the drudgery of pushing her pram around and standing in the cold by rickety old swings. The Sun (2014)There is a long and rickety bridge between the world of science on one side and that of public understanding and policymaking on the other. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Unless we invite you to come and you have skills we need, step away from the rickety boat and stay at home. The Sun (2014)While Laurentia placed the messenger in a chair, he leaned against the rickety table and glared. Christina Dodd SOMEDAY MY PRINCE (1999)The problem lies in the valuation of that rickety old biscuit tin called Fratton Park. Times, Sunday Times (2013)At one point the car had plunged off a rickety bridge into a ravine and had to be winched out by a gang of Siberian railway workers. Tibballs, Geoff Great Sporting Failures (1993)But now, older and slightly rickety, they were trying to go straight in a quiet seaside town. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He wanders the streets until he finds a rickety old bookshop with a'help wanted' sign in the window. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They come on foot, by bike, by rickety boat or stowed away next to the wheels of jumbo jets. The Sun (2015)The first thing they did after getting married in 1972 was to set off on the hippie trail to India aboard a rickety bus. Times, Sunday Times (2010)She emerged from the door to see Oracle unfolding a napkin on the rickety table between the chairs, a napkin holding half a dozen buttery scones. Tepper, Sheri S. A Plague of Angels (1993)

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British English: rickety ADJECTIVE
A rickety structure or piece of furniture is not very strong or well made, and seems likely to collapse or break.
She climbed the rickety wooden stairway.

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