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carolmoraiss

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Hi,

Could anyone tell me what the word "wicked" could possibly mean in this sentence?:

"A wicket gate by day and a solid door by night separate an enclosed garden from the street. The walls covered with ivy are also lined with espalier fruit trees and vines ´whose pitted and dusted fruit is watched over anxiously by Madame Vauquer every year'."

This is an excerpt of David Harvey's: Paris, city of modernity.

Thank you
 
  • Glasguensis

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    English - Scotland
    A wicket gate typically means a gate which is not solid, and may be waist-height rather than full height. They can be either wooden vertical slats or an iron grill. Search for images of "wicket gate".
     

    Andygc

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    British English
    Wordreference dictionary wicket
    WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
    wick•et /ˈwɪkɪt/n.
    [countable]
    a window or opening, often with a grating, as in a ticket office.
    a small door or gate, esp. one beside or forming part of a larger one.
    (in croquet) a hoop or arch.
    (in cricket) either of the two frameworks at which the bowler aims the ball.

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    wicket /ˈwɪkɪt/n
    • a small door or gate, esp one that is near to or part of a larger one

     
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