- s affected with, suffering from, or characteristic of rickets
a rachitic patient
- Every year they travel thousands of miles by train, bus, and paddle steamer to play in some 80 of the rachitic towns along the coasts and in the Australian outback.
- The passengers were part of a scarred, frustrated and endlessly complaining tribe the 300,000 New York commuters who daily ride the rachitic, mismanaged Long Island Rail Road.
- Send Me No Flowers (by Norman Barasch and Carroll Moore) is one more of those popular comedies that hang a lot of baby jests around a papa joke, and that drive a rachitic bit of .
- John Steinbeck in Wellington Advertiser
In 1939, John Steinbeck wrote about those years in his novel, The Grapes of Wrath: "The fields were fruitful. And starving men moved on the roads. The granaries were full and the children of the poor grew up rachitic, and the pustules of pellagra...