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nounNorthern English, Scottish, Irish
A loosely piled heap:‘a rickle of bones’pile, stack, mass, mound, mountain, quantity, load, lot, bundle, jumbleView synonyms
Late 15th century: perhaps from Norwegian dialect rikl, or from rick.
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