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  • 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...

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