rickey

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n rickey a mixed drink made of sweetened lime juice and soda water usually with liquor
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Rickey A cooling drink consisting of spirits, usually gin, a wineglassful of which is put in a glass with cracked ice, a lime, and club soda.
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Usage

In literature:

On table near body siphon of seltzer, bottle of imported limes, and glass for rickeys.
"The Silent Bullet" by Arthur B. Reeve
Yes; "Rickey" Hoff had been in his place right along.
"Average Jones" by Samuel Hopkins Adams
Drop 3 lumps Cracked Ice in a Rickey (thin Champagne) glass.
"The Ideal Bartender" by Tom Bullock
This face, it is time to say plainly, attracted more than rickey-drinkers.
"V. V.'s Eyes" by Henry Sydnor Harrison
Amby and 'Chita splurged on a cafe parfait and a grape juice rickey.
"Torchy As A Pa" by Sewell Ford
Rickey, tossing her short hair back from her freckled face, came toward them.
"The Valiants of Virginia" by Hallie Erminie Rives
Rickey then lifted a high fly just back of first base, and Colby put him out of his misery.
"Lefty Locke Pitcher-Manager" by Burt L. Standish
I went shoppin' and bought a shave and five or six rickeys.
"Gullible's Travels, Etc." by Ring W. Lardner
Another drink which originated in St. Louis is the gin rickey.
"Abroad at Home" by Julian Street
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In poetry:

If he buys a friend a rickey not for any special cause,
He is captain of the lush-and-spendthrift squad;
If, before he spends a million, he will think a bit and pause,
There's a popular impression he's a wad.
"Heads And Tails" by Franklin Pierce Adams

In news:

Oh Rickey , You're So Fine.
Mets ace knuckleballer R.A. Dickey wins Branch Rickey Award.
Rickey was employed with Sapp Ford for many years.
Rickey was always laughing and joking and most of all a spiritual advisor.
Rickey Smiley looks casual here, but the comedian was stylin' during his show at the Alys Stephens Center.
Dec 9--Branch Rickey , a dominant figure in baseball for half a century, died tonight in Boone County Memorial Hospital at the age of 83.
Rickey Carl Rose, 55, of Christiansburg, went to his heavenly home on Saturday, October 13, 2012.
Collins to succeed Rickey Hendon in Illinois Senate.
Murfreesboro, TN – Popular jazz musician Rickey Woodard is based in Los Angeles, but he's proud to point out his Nashville roots, where he was taught saxophone and piano by his father and played in a family band.
The UL football team doesn't officially snap the ball for just under five months but that doesn't mean head coach Rickey Bustle isn't scheming already.
NFL Hall of Famer Rickey Jackson was supposed to be the guest of honor at this weekend's 62nd Annual Louisiana Cattle Festival in Abbeville, but Jackson was nowhere to be found among the thousands of people who packed the streets.
Anthony Brown Shines on ' Rickey Smiley Show.
Anthony Brown co-stars on "The Rickey Smiley Show," which airs Tuesdays at 9 pm on TV One.
BMX Rider Rickey Bates Dies in Car Crash.
PHOENIX, AZ (BRAIN)—BMX rider Rickey Bates died last week in a car crash.
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In science:

Frederick Rickey, How Columbus encountered America, Math.
Eratosthenes and Pliny, Greek geometry and Roman follies
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