a bristlelike feather growing from the base of a bird’s bill.
noun, plural rictus, rictuses. 1. the gape of the mouth of a bird. 2. the gaping or opening of the mouth. noun (pl) -tus, -tuses 1. the gap or cleft of an open mouth or beak 2. a fixed or unnatural grin or grimace, as in horror or death
verb (used with object), rid or ridded, ridding. 1. to clear, disencumber, or free of something objectionable (usually followed by of): I want to rid the house of mice. In my opinion, you’d be wise to rid yourself of the smoking habit. 2. to relieve or disembarrass (usually followed by of): to rid the mind […]
adjective 1. capable of being ridden, as a horse. 2. capable of being ridden over, through, etc., as a road or a stream.
noun 1. the act or fact of clearing away or out, as anything undesirable. 2. relief or deliverance from something. Idioms 3. good riddance, a welcome relief or deliverance from something: He’s gone, and good riddance! noun 1. the act of getting rid of something undesirable or unpleasant; deliverance or removal (esp in the phrase […]