Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Ricochet [rikko-shay].

 Rickety Stock.Riddle. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Ricochet [rikko-shay].
Anything repeated over and over again. The fabulous bird that had only one note was called the ricochet; and the rebound on water termed ducks and drakes has the same name. Marshal Vauban (1633–1707) invented a battery of rebound called the ricochet battery, the application of which was ricochet firing.   1

 Rickety Stock.Riddle. 

Click here to shop the Bartleby Bookstore.

Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2015 · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors