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Blank I call it, but it was figured over with the patches that please a painter, repaired breaches, crumblings of plaster, extrusions of brick that had turned pink with time; and a few thin trees, with the poles of certain rickety trellises, were visible over the top.
It was an old rickety door and gave at once before our united strength.
The pair of legs that carried him were rickety, and there was a bias in his gait which inclined him somewhat to the left of a straight line.
He went into the summer-house, and sitting down on the rickety seat picked up the silken thing and looked at its carved handle, which was made of some rare wood that gave out an aromatic scent.
It is the most devilish little rickety business I ever beheld
Princes (there are more Princes than policemen in Naples--the city is infested with them)--Princes who live up seven flights of stairs and don't own any principalities, will keep a carriage and go hungry; and clerks, mechanics, milliners and strumpets will go without their dinners and squander the money on a hack-ride in the Chiaja; the rag-tag and rubbish of the city stack themselves up, to the number of twenty or thirty, on a rickety little go-cart hauled by a donkey not much bigger than a cat, and they drive in the Chiaja; Dukes and bankers, in sumptuous carriages and with gorgeous drivers and footmen, turn out, also, and so the furious procession goes.
Then Clopin, pointing out to Gringoire a rickety old stool placed beneath the manikin,-- "Climb up there.
Sometimes he hired a rickety bicycle and rode along the dusty road that led to the forest, and then lay down in a clearing.
Lenotchka, a little girl of eight, ran to fetch the cushion at once, and placed it on the rickety old sofa.
Uncle" lifted Natasha off her horse and taking her hand led her up the rickety wooden steps of the porch.
Pepper raised his stick and silently indicated a shrub, bearing among sparse leaves a voluminous purple blossom; and at a rickety canter the last stage of the way was accomplished.
But a rickety wooden thing like you has no right to be alive.