• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ricker A stout pole for use in making a rick, or for a spar to a boat.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ricker An implement, drawn by a horse or mule, for cocking up or shocking hay. It has long teeth, and operates like an earth-scraper while collecting the hay; and inclining the handle upward causes the ricker to turn over and discharge its load where a shock is to be formed. Also called shocker. More properly called hay-ricker.
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In literature:

Mr. Ricker, the mate, now took command of the brig.
"Jack in the Forecastle" by John Sherburne Sleeper
Captain Ricker was most shockingly bruised by them.
"The Pirates Own Book" by Charles Ellms
Billy Ricker went over to Montrose for orders Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings, and delivered them in the afternoons.
"Quincy Adams Sawyer and Mason's Corner Folks" by Charles Felton Pidgin
W. Ricker, Chelsea, Mass.
"Scientific American, Volume XXIV., No. 12, March 18, 1871" by Various
But I think I shall do Ricker's letters for him this winter at least.
"The Story of a Play" by W. D. Howells
"The American Missionary - Volume 52, No. 1, March, 1898" by Various
Quite simply and with happy pride, Mrs. Ricker and Kitton issued her invitations to every one in the village who had ever employed her.
"Friendship Village" by Zona Gale
Ricker's Mills, Mrs. A.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 54, No. 01, January, 1900" by Various
Everybody rushed to the rescue, while Miss Ricker gazed upon the catastrophe with stony displeasure.
"A Bookful of Girls" by Anna Fuller
Rickers Mills, Mrs. A.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 54, No. 3, July, 1900" by Various

In poetry:

They hae ta'en him up the Ricker gate;
The wives they cast their windows wide;
And every wife to anither can say,
"That's the man loos'd Jock o' the Side!"
"Hobbie Noble" by Andrew Lang

In news:

Ricker , a former MU center who started from 2000 to 2003.
Ricker De-Winged in Brooklyn.
Andy Ricker takes Pok Pok to New York.
Ricker said expanding standardized testing would be time-consuming and expensive.
Buzzy chef Andy Ricker loves "drinking vinegars" so much that he makes and markets his own under the label Som.
Ricker, 35, was accused of excessive force in 2008.
And Ella Ricker, 8, from North Branch.
SAN ANGELO, Texas — Ann Ricker, San Angelo.
RICKER MAPLE of Jefferson (top) works on Andrew Mathews of Liberty during a 138-pound match Wednesday night in Falcon Gym.
Her funeral will be at 10 am Thursday at Chenoa Baptist Church, Chenoa, with Pastor Christian Ricker officiating.
Andy Ricker says not accepting prepaid debit amounts to "just protecting our service staff".
Andy Ricker's Septic System Is Fine, Thank You.
A dispute between Ricker Oil Co. And BP's Indianapolis-area locations has been resolved as both companies came to an agreement this week, following a lawsuit filed by Ricker Oil last October.
Petroleum suppliers and c-store operators Ricker Oil Co. Of Anderson, Ind.
Maelle Ricker, CAN (see video) The veteran of the Canadian team, Ricker is one of the most consistent snowboard cross competitors in the world.

In science:

Ricker & Sarazin’s (2001; see also Ritchie & Thomas 2002) simulations suggest that cluster–cluster mergers boost cl uster X – ray luminosities on timescales of a few Gyrs.
A Hubble Space Telescope Lensing Survey of X-ray Luminous Galaxy Clusters: IV. Mass, Structure and Thermodynamics of Cluster Cores at z=0.2
For most of the time the cameras follow the field of view of the HETE satellite (Ricker et al. 2002).
"Pi of the Sky" - all-sky, real-time search for fast optical transients
We heard from John Peacock about the 2dF Galaxy Redshift Survey, from Bruce Margon about the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, and from George Ricker about the HETE x-ray and γ - ray satellite mission.
Conference Summary - 20th Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics
For example, in the recent hydrodynamical/N-body simulations of Ricker & Sarazin (2001), an offaxis merger of two systems (mass ratio of 3:1) can produce large-scale turbulent motions with eddys up to several 100 kpcs.
Large-Scale Structure Studies with Clusters of Galaxies
Details and results of these gravitational tests will appear in a forthcoming report (Ricker et al. 2002).
On Validating an Astrophysical Simulation Code