wicket


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Synonyms for wicket

cricket equipment consisting of a set of three stumps topped by crosspieces

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a small arch used as croquet equipment

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small gate or door (especially one that is part of a larger door)

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small opening (like a window in a door) through which business can be transacted

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The wicket opened on a stone staircase, leading upward.
Present yourself at the wicket of the Louvre, on the side of the Rue de l'Echelle, and ask for Germain.
It may be remembered that there was an ancient feud between Prince Beelzebub and the keeper of the wicket gate, and that the adherents of the former distinguished personage were accustomed to shoot deadly arrows at honest pilgrims while knocking at the door.
Then they went through all the rooms, till they came to a door on which were three locks: but in the middle of the door was a wicket, so that they could look into the next room.
Whatever his jailers considered that he needed was conveyed to his cell by night through a wicket.
After reflecting a moment, temporarily sheltered beneath the little wicket of the prison of the treasurer of the Sainte- Chappelle, as to the shelter which he would select for the night, having all the pavements of Paris to choose from, he remembered to have noticed the week previously in the Rue de la Savaterie, at the door of a councillor of the parliament, a stepping stone for mounting a mule, and to have said to himself that that stone would furnish, on occasion, a very excellent pillow for a mendicant or a poet.
He told them of the last test match he had seen and described the course of the game wicket by wicket.
Dolokhov, after Anatole entered, had remained at the wicket gate and was struggling with the yard porter who was trying to lock it.
I won the toss and after examining the wicket decided to take first knock.
No," answered the rabbit, "I'm merely the Keeper of the Wicket, and a person of little importance, although I try to do my duty.
Cornelius stood with his heart upon his lips, and his face glued to the wicket in the door.
Madam," said Saint Peter, rising and approaching the wicket, "whence do you come?
Old Bailey stepped up to the wicket, and called play, and the match has begun.
Cuff, and down came the wicket again on the child's hand.
He has walked to and fro, full half an hour by the Cathedral chimes, and it has closed in dark, before he becomes quite aware of a woman crouching on the ground near a wicket gate in a corner.