Words and Phrases



a thin person; a loose heap of anything

Alternative spelling/meaning:

rickle; raughle o banes / bones

In Literature:

Excerpt from The Apple Tree by James Fenton

the empy rickle o the wee hoose,
the empy langin for offered epples

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